Re: Good guy awards
I went to the Fri game here in NC, and was disgusted by the way the majority of the players reacted to the fans, worst I have ever seen outside of a team that just won a world championship and had too many requests to try. The good guy award I would have gave out that night would have been Danny Herrera first-he went out of his way to sign, spilled his drink on his glove taking items, jumped over the fence to recover a ball a kid dropped, etc, signed all autos, and was nice. Dusty signed for all. BPhil rushed to the field, but acknolwedged the fans and said he would be back-even though he wasnt able to by game time starting. I saw Jerry signing for many, but was gone by time I made it to front of rush. Those were onyl signings I saw. The rest of the players were attrocious, either ignoring fans altogether, or looking at them with big F-U's to those that asked. Eric Davis was a jerk-I was excited to se ehim standing in the dugout-I was 3 seats away form him, and tried to talk to him, explaining he was my hero growing up, loved his swing, the 90's series, and asked if he would sign my program for me-to which he replied with "I am not doing that for you man". I think afew fans around saw htat interaction and atalked about it-with one lady feeling bad for me and talking how they shouldnt have even come to a minor league park if they wer goign to be jerks to fans, and think he overheard it. After the game, when he was walking with the team down the line, I yelled out asking if I could try again for an auto, and he came over and tried to cover up by saying he never said that, that I didn't stick around to hear wha the said-uhm, yes I did, I sat there for a moment with my jaw dropped after being shot down by a now former favorite player and hero. Johnny Bench, my alltime hero, was jsut as rude a few years back, so looks like I need to pick my Reds heros better.