The jerk of the day goes to…. Tony Gwynn!!! Congratulations Tony. Let me start by saying that I respect Tony. He is a great baseball player and had a great career. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Now to my story, I met Tony this morning at a Car Dealership in California. He was there signing for 1 hour, free. I was about the 8th person in line. Once I got to Tony, I said "Hey Tony" and gave him a bat for him to sign and politely asked him "Do you mind putting H.O.F. 2007?" He looked at me angry and replied quickly "Yes I do mind putting that!!" I was surprised by his reaction but stayed calm and told him "Oh ok Tony, no problem" Then he grabs the bat and starts to take some swings at it and talks to himself about how terrible this bat is and how funny collectors are about getting autographs. I just ignored him. He finally puts the bat in the table and says "You intrigue me, I will put H.O.F. 2007 in the bat for you" He then gives me the bat and I tell him "Tony, quick photo" He yells "No man, I signed it already" My friend shot this picture while I look at the camera and he avoids to look at it. One minute, he was angry, the next minute he was happy. I don’t know what was up with the dude, maybe he forgot to eat his breakfast. Who knows!
Me and Tony Gwynn
January 20, 2007
The Dodgers signed Chin-hui Tsao to a contract. He has been hurt the last couple of seasons but is looking for a new start with the Dodgers. I think it’s a great move. He was a one time top prospect for the Rockies and has great stuff. Let’s see if he can recover from all his injuries.
I guess the newest Dodger Randy Wolf likes to drink and party with the young crowd. I have no problem with this if you are still able to produce but I haven’t seen great stats from Mr. Wolf. So all I have to say is "Hey Randy, focus on baseball and cut the drinking!"
Sammy Sosa is back in Texas. George Bush traded him to the Chicago White Sox in one of the many dumb decisions he has made in his life but now Sosa has found his way back into Texas. I don’t think Sosa will do well. I don’t understand why he didn’t accept the Washington Nationals deal last year when this is the same deal he is getting from Texas. I guess he really wants to get his 600th Home Run. He only needs 12 Homers to accomplish it. Comeback player of the Year ? We shall see….
Photo album titled "Baseball People I have met" has been updated. I was able to meet alot of interesting people in the last couple of months. I met the 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein at the Richard Nixon Library. He was there signing his new book titled "Have Heart" David was a really nice guy and actually was signing for 8 hours! I also met 2 Hall of Famers in Rod Carew and Steve Carlton. Met upcoming future stars in Matt Kemp, Howie Kendrick, Chad Billingsley, Andre Ethier, James Loney, Evan Longoria and Troy Tulowitzki. Got to meet some former Dodgers like Jay Johnstone, Bobby Castillo and Steve Yeager. All were very nice and took the time to take a picture with me. 2006 was a great year in meeting Ballplayers and I hope 2007 is even better.
Me and Troy Tulowitzki
January 7, 2007
Me and Evan Longoria
January 7, 2007
You can view a great video of Andy Laroche talking about the future and the Rookie Career Development Program. Andy is a top prospect and should have a promising future in Los Angeles.