Tonight (Jan. 23rd), here in Milwaukee, the Brewers will be holding their “Winter Warmup” event which will be emceed by Bob Uecker. Many of the Brewers current roster will be in attendance.
The event tonight will be held at an historic downtown theater called the Pabst Theater.
I’m not getting my hopes up for tonight’s event…it seems like there won’t be many autograph/meet opportunities, just presentation type stuff.
But, the Brewers “On Deck” event, to be held Saturday, looks to be much more rewarding.
Not only will the Brewers be holding their Trevor Hoffman press conference, but they’ve also added Prince Fielder to the lineup of attendees. Maybe they’ll hold a Prince Fielder announcement as well regarding his new 2-yr contract.
There is a long lineup of autograph opportunities available on Saturday.
I’ve combed through the list, I’ve checked the prices and I’ve looked through my collection.
Who do I want autographs from?
Here’s my gameplan…(I always have a gameplan-it’s essential).
Get there early and get in line-everybody’s gonna want Ryan Braun’s autograph. With only 250 autograph coupons available, they’ll be gone fast. 1 autograph ticket per person/per player. I have to get there early with my daughter and we have to be among the first 250 people at the Ryan Braun autograph pay station. I figure I’ll throw her little rear-end on my shoulders and make the mad dash! Otherwise, she might get trampled by crazy Brewers fans like myself…shame, shame.
Here’s what I’m going to try to get signed by Ryan Braun…
It’s my authentic Milwaukee Brewers retro Friday version of Ryan’s rookie jersey. Straight from MLB and ready to be signed and framed…hopefully!!
TIP: When you get an item signed by a player, tell him exactly what you want. Also, tell him where you want the autograph. That way, there’s no confusion and you won’t be letdown.
My next course of action (if I’m lucky enough) will be to jump into Prince Fielder’s autograph line. Like I said earlier, only 250 autograph coupons are available per player/per person. That’s not a lot when you consider there will probably be over 10,000 fans in attendance.
Here’s what I’d like to get signed by the big bopper-Prince Fielder…
Of the 114 career home runs Prince Fielder has hit, 3 have safely found a home in my glove.
Career home run # 61
Career home run # 67
Career home run # 97
I’d like to get those signed and dated before he gets traded out of town.
If I’m able to get those autographs, my day will be complete.
Of course, I’ll be taking a ton of pictures for a great big blog that will be coming, too.
Kaybee, I haven’t forgotten about you…you won’t be disappointed!