Sunday, May 6, 2012

5-1-12: Bowie Baysox @ Richmond Flying Squirrels

The big move is getting closer but I still had enough time to sneak out to a Flying Squirrels game this past week. I usually only go when there are free tickets involved or the Bowie Baysox are in town.  I had this date marked on the calender since the schedule came out because I really wanted the travel coffee mugs that they were giving away that night........ NOT!  Well the coffee mugs are nice I really went because I wanted this:

And I GOT IT!  Say what you will about Pro Debut, but this autograph turned out awesome!  And not to mention it's Manny freakin' Machado!  He comes as advertised.  He made some great defensive plays in the field and had a decent night at the plate going 1-3 with a walk.  I can't wait to see him play on MASN on a regular basis.
I also got Ronnie Welty on 2 cards which turned out great.  Ronnie's played pretty good so far this year so Triple-A might not be too far down the road for him.
I also got Jonathan Schoop on both of these cards from last year.  He's struggled a bit so far in Double-A but I'm sure he'll figure it out and start mashing again soon.
And the mystery autograph for the night.  Anybody that guesses who this is gets the satisfaction of knowing who it is.  He's been mentioned on the blog before (that really narrows it down).  He's a player that did a really nice thing for me at a Squirrels game last year.

The Baysox won the game 2-0 with a great pitching performance from Zach Clark and some timely hitting by the offense.  I had a good time talking to some of the other fans at the game and just being able to spend sometime not thinking about packing and moving.


  1. Awesome Manny auto!!! That's really sweet!
    My buddy saw him at the Salisbury Mall and got him to sign a ball he got from Dick's. Manny was super cool and even waited from him to go buy the ball and everything. Definitely not a reluctant signer that I have heard from other people. He even signed it on the sweet spot!!

  2. I wanted to let you know I put up a new post on my 1979 Topps blog today. The Orioles were featured today and all the love is going your way. Hope you enjoy the post and the blog.

  3. Wait, where's the coffee mug? I usually go to the games when there are free giveaways involved myself. Pretty sweet autos.

  4. I'm glad that you got to see the Baysox. I've actually only made it to one of their games so far this year which is pretty bad for me.
    And that is Eddie Gamboa's autograph if I'm not mistaken. He always seems like a really great guy. My dad and I had the chance to hang out with his father during spring training too.

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    Take care and go O's.