I got to the camp around ten o'clock and quickly met up with David and my other friend Scotty, who heard about the event last night. We headed up to the fields and quickly spotted two of our targets. The event was real kicked back. There were only about twenty kids at the camp and only about six or seven parents looking on. We spotted both Stark and Nichols, but couldn't find DeWillis or McNamara anywhere. We later found out thanks to Matt Stark that DeWillis only coaches for their Texas and Florida programs, and that McNamara couldn't make it because of his duties as a MLB agent. We waited around for the lunch break and I was able to snap a few photos of Stark, Nichols and the fields.
Finally, lunch time came. We approached Stark and kindly asked him if he would sign some autographs. Stark looked like a very intimidating individual, and after we got his autographs, all three of us agreed that we expected him to be somewhat of a jerk. I guess look are deceiving because he was one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He was super friendly asking us questions like, "Have you gone to other camps to get guys before?"and, "Where did you find some of these cards?". He even remembered David from talking on the phone with him last night. Like I said above, Stark also informed us that McNamara and DeWillis were not at the camp so that narrowed our target down to just Carl Nichols. Stark was even kind enough to take a few photos and thank us for coming out as well as wish us luck with our collections. He was a true, genuinely nice guy.
Stark even offered to us to walk across the field and get Nichols who was sitting in the dugout on the opposite side of the field. We decided not to bother him quite yet because it appeared as if he was looking on his phone and eating his lunch. We waited around until he finished up and walk back onto the field. Then we approached him and asked him for an autograph as well. Nichols was also very kind. You could tell that he was surprised that we had cards of him. He kindly signed all of my eight cards and took photographs with us as well. I was very happy to get Nichols since he was probably the best former player at the camp.