Friday, July 15, 2016

New Britain Bees @ York Revs

I went to the game tonight to pick up the stadium giveaway for a friend that was out of town on vacation, the SGA was a Loretta Claiborne Bobblehead.  If you don't know who she is here is a little a York Native and Special Olympian that won the ESPY Arthur Ashe Award in 1996. and at the the Olympics
Loretta Claiborne competed in 6 Special Olympics world games.
  • In the 1983 world games, she won a gold medal in the mile run.
  • In the 1991 world games, Loretta won a gold medal in the 13-mile half marathon, and the silver medal in the 5k run.
  • In the 1995 world games, she won 2 gold medals in singles bowling and in mixed double bowling.
  • In 1999, Loretta won a gold medal in the 13 mile run, and the silver medal in the 3k run.
  • In 2003, she won the gold medal in the 3k run, and the bronze medal in the mile run.
  • In 2005, Loretta won the silver medal in figure skating at the winter world games.

Also did some pre-game autographing for both teams. 10 Players & 20 Autographs.
1) Scott Rice - 3x5.
2) Kevin Rivers - a Card.
3) Travis Witherspoon - a Card.
4) Manny Corpas - 4 of 5 Cards (he took one).
5) Jose Arredondo - 2 Cards.
6) Michael Burgess - 4 Cards.
7) Jonathan Griffin - a Card.
8) Michael Crouse - a Card.
9) Anthony Hewitt - a Card.
10) Greg Golson - 4 Cards.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Angels @ Orioles 7/9/16

I went to the Game yesterday and got there early for, it wasn't a great autograph day but did wind up with 13 autos from 8 players.  They had a stadium giveaway of a Manny Machado garden gnome. as for the game I thought my Angels might pull one out but that went up in smoke in the bottom of the 7th with Angels leading 2-1, with runners on 2nd & 3rd Joe Smith was brought in and balked in the tying run by dropping the ball on the mound without even throwing a pitch. Then Smith gave up the winning run in the 8th, so went home with a 3-2 loss.
1) Mike Bordick - a Card.
2) Chaz Roe - a Card.
3) Mike Wright - 3x5. (Signed in morning then sent to Norfolk AAA before game)
4) Tim Lincecum - Ball & Sports Illustrated.
5) Joe Smith - 3 Cards.
6) Charles Nagy - 3 Cards.
7) Todd Cunningham - a Card.
8) Ron Roenicke- 3x5.

Mike Trout on-Deck

Mike Scioscia to replay or not to replay

Albert Pujols on Deck

Pujols takes an inside pitch

Machado Gnome

Tim Lincecum signed SI Cover

Lincecum sign NL Cy Young Ball

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Def Leppard & REO Speedwagon

I won tickets to the Hersheypark Stadium show last night, it was the 3rd time seeing Def Leppard and 1st time for REO.  I see Leppard about every 16-17 years saw them in 1983, 1999 & 2016. I got there late and missed Tesla who opened the show.

REO Speedwagon Set-List:
1) Don't Let Him Go
2) Take It on the Run
3) Keep Pushin'
4) Can't Fight This Feeling
5) Tough Guys
6) Time for Me to Fly
7) Back on the Road Again
8) Ridin' the Storm Out
9) Keep On Lovin You
10) Roll With the Changes

Def Leppard Set-List:
1) Let's Go
2) Animal
3) Let It Go
4) Dangerous
5) Foolin'
6) Love Bites
7) Armageddon It
8) Rock On (David Essex Cover Song)
9) Rocket
10) Bringin on the Heartbreak
11) Switch 625
12) Hysteria
13) Let's Get Rocked
14) Pour Some Sugar on Me
15) Rock of Ages
16) Photograph

Vivian Campbell on Big Screen

Joe Elliott on Big Screen

Rick Savage on Big Screen

Def Leppard Hersheypark Stadium

Phil Collen on Big Screen

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bobby Shantz and Local card show

This morning I went to a card show in Lancaster Pa. they had some autograph guest for prices I didn't want to pay Bernie Parent - $25, Keenan Reynolds - $25 Don Wert - $5 and they also had Bobby Shantz for free with admission. I wound up getting 3 Shantz's the friend that went with me gave me his ticket and some other guy gave me one so I got an 8x10 (Inscribed "8 Gold Gloves") and 2 cards signed.  The only other autograph was a purchased card of Nate Solder (2011 Sage A-49 #'d 29/50) for a buck!
Don Wert signing
Bobby Shantz

Shantz & Solder Autograph's
Bobby Shantz's 1952 AL MVP Award
Flyer's HOFer Bernie Parent

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Completed Trade

I received the following 2 cards in a trade that arrived in the mail today.
1) Daniel Norris 2012 Bowman Platinum # AP-DN.
2) Delone Carter 2011 Hit A2.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bridgeport @ York 6/18/16

I went to the game tonight in York for autographs of the Bridgeport Blufish and the Guest of York's Faith and Family night which featured former NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan. The following is what I got signed, a total of 8 people and 25 autographs.
1) Ernie Irvan - 8x10 & 2 Cars.
2) Josh Vitters - 3 Cards.
3) Endy Chavez - a Cards & S.I Cover.
4) Adron Chambers - 2 Cards.
5) Brian Moran - 5 Cards.
6) Paul Demny - 2 Cards.
7) Jesse Litsch - 5 Cards.
8) Luis Hernandez - 3 Cards.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Smithereens

Last night in Harrisburg, PA I went to see a FREE concert by The Smithereens, the weather was iffy but the rain held off for the out door show a Sawyer's a downtown bar the show was but on by the bar and the local radio station 105.7 they hit the stage about 8:45 and played about an hour and 20 minutes. The sounded really good and was an enjoyable night out during a weeknight.  I found out about the show late, so wasn't prepared for autographs. But the whole band hung out at a table and signed some autos but didn't get any was able to get a pick though and a few pictures.

Pat DiNizio

Severo "The Thrilla" Jornacion

Andy Burton

Dennis Diken

Jim Babjak