Autographs: Jose Arredondo

August 7, 2008 Murrieta, California

Jose Arredondo from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic was signing autographs at a Dairy Queen at Murrieta. This is his first year in the Major Leagues. He has been impressive for the Angels. If Frankie Rodriguez leaves via free-agency this winter, the Angels might have their future closer in Arredondo. Check out his stats coming out of the Bullpen: 4 wins 0 Losses, 1.03 e.r.a. and 30 K’s in 35 Innings. About the autograph, I got him to sign my Angels team mini-helmet. I was the 3rd person in line. He was scheduled to sign at 11:30 am. I showed up around 8:30 am. It was a good decision because when I left, lots of fans showed up. Jose was cool. I talked to him in spanish and he seemed surprised. Let’s just say I think I was the only Hispanic there. He talked to me like if he knew me and said “Hola, como esta la familia?” (how is the family doing?) Nice dude.

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2 Comments

Yes, he has been impressive for the Halos. (He’s a converted shortstop, by the way. Couldn’t hit a lick, so they turned him into a pitcher.) I’m surprised they’d send him all the way out to a Dairy Queen in Murrieta. As always, good work . . . .

Hi, thanks for the comment. Yeah I was little surprised about the appearance being at Murrieta. But talking with a couple of fans around me, they told me there is alot of Angels fans around the area. I asked one of them “Sorry for the dumb question, but in what county are we in ?” lol He said “This is Riverside county, 10 miles that way is San Diego County, 30 miles this way is Orange County and L.A. is about 45 miles” They also mentioned there is alot of Padres fans and most of them root for the Angels in A.L. and Padres in the N.L. I asked what about the Dodgers ? They said there is alot of Dodger fans too. That’s good to know :)

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