Thread: Spring Training Sabbatical 2013
02-17-2013, 12:15 PM #1
Spring Training Sabbatical 2013
Landed in phoenix late last night. Picked up rental car and slept in it.
Started out at Tempe Diablo (Angels) at 7:00am this morning. So far nothing. The min guys I'm looking for here - Hamilton, Pujols, Trout, Trumbo.
Many other players did sign for guys here with cards. Other than Tommy Hanson, I couldn't name them.
I will update this later today. Going inside for practice - we'll see how I do - and then off to Goodyear (Indians) for Giambi, Ubaldo and Francona.
02-18-2013, 11:14 PM #2
Wish I knew you were coming out. We could have met up for the Maybin ball.Looking for past/present Broncos autographs
02-19-2013, 01:11 AM #3
I listed that I was leaving for Spring Training in my FS thread on Friday. Not trying to sound like an @$$, but if you had confirmed the trade earlier as I had requested, I would have seen your address and would have offered to bring the Maybin down here with me as I always package items as soon as I have trade confirmation and an address. Sorry we didn't get it done that way.
02-19-2013, 01:14 AM #4
Update to Day 1.
Got my Josh Hamilton bat signed and inscribed 'Hambone' he added 1 Peter 2:24.
Other than that, just missed Mike Trout - TWICE - Pujols blew us off.
Went to Goodyear (Indians) and missed Giambi (he had already left)
Went to Bookmans and picked up a 1st Edition of Moneyball (Hard Cover).
Went to dinner at Don & Charlie's in Scottsdale.
Back to my Oldest Brother's house to regroup.
02-19-2013, 01:22 AM #5
Day 2 - started poorly. Woke up late and missed on early Goodyear.
Went to Surprise - got Ron Washington on original 2011 WS Artwork (has Rangers and Cardinals on it) - just need Chris Carpenter to finish it now.
Got Engle Beltre, Craig Gentry, Jeff Baker and TR Sullivan on my Rangers jsy.
Got blown off by A Beltre, Cruz, Berkman, Greg Maddux, Mike Olt and a few others.
Went to Mesa Bookmans - nothing - went to Barnes & Noble and picked up Francona - The Red Sox Years.
Went to Chase Field at about 3:30pm - 1st Cactus League MLB Media Day - saw lots of Managers and GMs (Selig was NOT there).
Got Francona in 'Francona: The Red Sox Years', got Torre in 'The Yankee Years', got Billy Beane in 'Moneyball' and on a baseball.
Back home, regrouping and heading out early a.m.:
Goodyear (Jason Giambi)
Camelback Ranch (McGwire, Koufax)
Surprise (Berkman, Ryan)
then late to close out at Tempe Diablo (Hamilton, Trout, Pujols)
I let you know tomorrow how it went...