Sunday, August 24, 2008

Game Day Pictures: Braves @ Cardinals 8-22-08

Braves fan Jan in St. Louis was gracious enough to share her pics from Friday night's game. Her account of the autograph session follows the pics. Thanks, Jan! :) :)

My brother and I got there before the gates opened and got a great place to stand to watch batting practice. Jeff Francoeur was the first to come over to sign. He signed for about 15 minutes, walking from the corner of the dugout where we were all the way down the 3rd base line. I was impressed at that if nothing else that night. I had Francoeur sign an 8x10 pic I have of him and my brother got his autograph on a baseball. Mike Gonzalez also came by to sign, where I had an 8x10 of him and he added his sig to my brother's ball. Buddy Carlyle and Ruben Gotay also came over to sign, but I had nothing for them, so my brother just had them add their sigs to the ball as well. Brian McCann, Bobby Cox, Jair Jurrjens, Clint Sammons, and Vladimir Nunez also were signing, but we couldn't get to them. I was impressed how great they were with their fans. Gonzalez, Gotay, and Francoeur were very talkative with the fans and very funny. Carlyle, on the other hand, didn't say a single word.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Jan! Wow! Those are great. Thanks for sharing.

Allee said...

Man, I wish I could get that close to some of those guys.
Very good pictures! Thanks for sharing! =]

CABravesFan said...

two words: Mike Gonzalez:)

I'm jealous

Lizziebeth said...

Clap, clap, clap!! Thanks for sharing, Jan and Lauren. Very, very nice. I've never seen that many players (ours or theirs) come over to sign at the Ted.

CABravesFan said...

Francoeur was out signing at the game I went to in Anaheim this year also...couple of others but i can't remember who exactly- he seems to really enjoy interacting with the fans (ours and theirs) no matter how poorly (or well) he is playing- I really like tha tabout him

abraveroyal said...

Buddy usually doesnt say much when signing. Gonzo, you usually cant shut him up, he is too sweet. JJ is the best though. ;)

JanShan12 said...

I've been meaning to post that we also went to Sunday's game and got even more autographs. Blaine Boyer signed a 5x7 pic I had of him and he took a picture with my girlfriend (I should have gave her my camera!). Julian Tavarez signed my brother's baseball as well that day and we caught Vladimir Nunez who we missed the day before.