|Posted by jamheat67 on May 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM|
My sons and I went to the game in hopes of grabbing former Cubs autographs (Fuld, Farnsworth, and Cruz). We were able to obtain Farnsworth's autograph (BTW-he is a great man. I asked him in the 5th inning if he would sign for me for my former Cubs collection and he said if he isn't pitching he will - and when the game ended, he looked for me and waved me to throw a ball to him and he signed!!) Most collector's say it is wrong to bother the players during a game; but since he normally doesn't come into the bullpen until later innings, I figured I would ask him if he would sign after the game. Thank you very much Mr. Farnsworth!!!!!!!!!
We also obtained autographs of Gomes and Russell (Rays) before the game while they were in the bullpen.