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metsmagic18
01-30-2011, 07:58 PM
I have many, many, many IP auto's compared to my 2 TTM.

'06 Playoffs
Mookie Wilson (Saw him at Shea)


These are from '08 Spring Training
Brian Buscher
Delmon Young
Boof Bonser
Carlos Gomez (My stupid pen ran out of ink)
Robinson Cancel
Joe Smith
One person who I honestly don't know. He was in uniform and wearing a number and when I couldn't find him on the roster I asked who he was and he said, "I'm not on the team." ???
(2 games)

During the '08 Season
At Binghamton
Fernando Martinez
Mako Oliveras
Nick Evans
Jose Coronado
At Shea:
Mark Anthony, sang the anthem at the Last Game at Shea
(2 games)

These are from '09 Spring Training
Matt Albers
Justin Turner
Craig Brazell
Rick Dempsey
Mike Cuellar
Luke Scott
Khalil Greene
Jerry Manuel
Andy Green
Cory Sullivan
Jon Heyman (SI Writer)
(I was at 2 games)

2009 Season:
Mat Latos
Mike Adams
Heath Bell
Adrian Gonzalez
Andre Eithier
James Loney
Casey Blake
(2 games)

These are from '10 Spring Training
Phil Coke
Clete Thomas
Gerald Laird
Gerald Laird's Batting Gloves
Don Kelly
Vernon Wells
John McDonald
Adam Lind
Mike McCoy
Jose Molina
Aki Iwamura
Andy LaRoche
Charlie Manuel
Jimmy Rollins
I was THIS close to getting Ryan Howard. He was signing down the line and when he got one person away from me he said, "Sorry I gotta hit."
(3 games)

During the '10 Season
R.A. Dickey (TTM)
Josh Thole (TTM)
Edwin Jackson
Terry Francona
Evan Meek
Lastings Milledge
Jose Tabata
Pedro Alvarez
Justin Upton
Craig Kimbrel
Chris Snyder
Scott Proctor
Cristhian Martinez
Jonny Venters
12 players from the Short-Season A New York Penn League Champions, the Tri-City Valleycats.
(Many games)

At a signing
Ed Kranepool
Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod)
Hank Aaron
Dwight Gooden
Bruce Berenyi

At an event
Nolan Ryan
Bobby Pfeil
Rod Gaspar
Ron Taylor
Cleon Jones
Ron Swoboda
Al Weis
Bud Harrelson
Wayne Garrett
Ed Charles
Duffy Dyer
Jerry Grote
Gary Gentry
Fred Wilpon

Other:
David Wright

As you can see, my IP is a little better than my TTM.

But besides the autograph, I was left with some great memories. Here are a few,

I yelled down to Jon Heyman, the SI writer and he looked up at me and said,
"You want my autograph?"

Terry Francona, who stopped signing after a kid threw his glove at him.

Carlos Gomez, who couldn't sign because my pen ran out of ink. :(:smash:

Akinori Iwamura, who almost dropped my ball in the dirt which was wet from earlier rain.

At the World Baseball Classic when a player from the Netherlands signed my ball and tossed it back but he threw too short and I never saw the ball again.

One ever-lasting memory was when I was a kid and I dropped my baseball in the Mets dugout accidentally and during the game, a player picked it up and actually gave it back. I can't remember who.

When I told Nick Evans, "I enjoyed seeing the play for the Mets" to which he replied, "Yeah, so did I."