Originally Posted by CincySportsFan1
I was at tonights game and I caught a HR ball in BP and EASILY got it signed by Jason Bay because there were literally like 10 people on the Pirates side trying to get autographs.
How come more didn't go over there to try for autographs? Bay, IMO, is going to continue to develop into a pretty solid star in the league for years to come and was a nice success for me.
Thanks for the pointer. Congrats on the Bay signature!
The Cubs and Cards bring enough people to town to fill up the entire third base side. You're right though - the Pirates don't seem to draw a ton of fans like they used to.
I've seen a similar scene of few autograph seekers with most of the NL West teams (Padres, Rockies, etc.) when they come to town.
An old high school friend of mine is huge into autograph collecting (and amazingly, it's for his own collection and not to sell). He says he gets the majority of his Reds autographs from ballparks other than Great American. Less demand, he says. He said nabbed a dozen or so before a game one time in Colorado because no one else really bothered to ask the players.