Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Updated Sale/Trade List!!!

For those of you interested in acquiring some new autographs, I just recently updated by Sale/Trade list, which can be found by clicking on the "Autographs For Sale/Trade" tab at the top of the screen. I updated the list with over 80 autographed items including baseballs, photos, bats, footballs, and more! If you are interested in any of the items, please feel free to email me at MatthewCourville24@gmail.com, or DM me on Facebook at MC's Autographs if you are looking for an even faster response. Thanks for reading and make sure to check out my new Sale/Trade list!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The X-Factor: 7/21/14

Several years ago I attended my first ever baseball game at PetCo Park in San Diego. I remember three things from that game: the Padres lost to the Diamondbacks, I was getting annoyed by the group of D-Backs fans sitting to the right of me, and David Eckstein. I remembered Eckstein specifically from game 5 of the 2006 World Series, the first ever baseball game I actually sat down and watched. Ironically, I remember three things from that game as well: Adam Wainwright getting the final save, the players dog-piling on top of each other, and Eckstein winning that bright yellow Corvette. I apologize if I nearly bored you to death with that story, but I'm hoping that it puts an end to all of the "why?"'s when I say that David Eckstein is my baseball idol.

David happened to visit Angel Stadium this past home stand with his brother Rick, who is now a coach for the Angels, and I was finally able to get him on my 2006 World Series baseball that I had been carrying around for years.

David Eckstein autographed baseball
It was a great experience being able to talk to Eckstein and tell him how much of a fan I am. David has also hinted that he wouldn't mind becoming a coach for the Angels in the near future, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the "X-Factor" will once again return to the field full-time. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jose Bautista: 7/8/14

Over the past five years, nobody has done a better job at making pitcher's pay than Jose Bautista. Bautista has lead Major League Baseball in the longball category for two of the past four seasons, and has been an All-Star for five consecutive years since his claim to fame in 2010. Of course, he is the main target for graphers whenever the Toronto Blue Jays come to Anaheim for a rare West Coast visit, and 2014 was no different.

Bautista ended up keeping his promise that he'd sign on the second day of the series, as he picked up a pen after BP and signed continuously for a good ten minutes. I was one of the few lucky ones to get Bautista on a ball before he switched to Sharpie and started signing only flats, and thanks to some good graphers in the front row, I was able to come away with a Joey Bats autographed 2014 All-Star baseball.

Jose Bautista autographed baseball
It was nice to get a replacement Bautista after I had a major pen fail while getting his autograph last year, so now I can forget about that one and replace it with this beautiful baseball. A big thanks to my friend Jeremy for letting me jump in his spot after he got his signature. It's always nice to have friends who think of others in the frenzies like this. Thanks for reading!