Even though I was tired as hell from the previous night I decided to graph the Angels and Orioles pre game. I figured this would be my last chance at getting Jim Palmer's autograph until next year so I had to give it one more shot. Plus there's going to be a long break from graphing especially since I will be out of town next weekend and the Angels aren't coming back in town until another two weeks.
Since we didn't expect any of the Orioles to sign since it was travel day Benson and I decided to hang out near the Angels parking lot to graph the Angels. We arrived early in the morning and surprisingly there were already about 15 fans waiting near the player parking lot. When you see that many people waiting this early it's bad news since most of the players won't stop to sign. Again it's the Pujols effect as there were never this amount of fans waiting for autographs pre-game at the stadium last year. Also today was photo day so that was another factor why there were so many fans waiting early in the morning.
The only Angels that did sign from the time I was waiting was Rob Picciolo and Bobby Wilson both of whom I don't have cards for so I passed on their autographs. Kendrick, Pujols, and Trumbo also drove in but didn't sign. Vernon Wells dropped off Chris Iannetta to pick up his car and they both rolled out and left not signing for anyone.
Benson and I decided to switch plans and walked back to the front of the stadium hoping to get Jim Palmer's autograph. This was the best decision as Jim walked in and signed for us. Jim was nice enough to sign my Hall of Fame ROMLB on the SS along with the "HOF 90" inscription.
Mission accomplished! What a great way to end the week of graphing.