Monday, March 1, 2010
I am on Local Cable You Know.
Ding, ding, ding, ding...we have a winner! Whoever took March 1st in the "Johnny Midnight's first autograph of 2010" pool, congratulations you nailed it.
So what if the kid thought I was Bob Scanlan, I still signed my name...and that makes it official.
So just to clear up any misconception that I cruise elementary schools trying to dupe kids into believing I'm Scan, let me give you some background. The Padres dedicated their 41st Little Padres Park this afternoon in Santee and I was there covering the event. Padres Owner Jeff Moorad, the President Tom Garfinkel, Randy Jones and the Friar were all there. After the ceremony (and a lot of sugar) the kids ran the bases and then worked themselves into an autograph frenzy.
It really reminded me of something out of Shark Week. There was blood in the water and if something moved, the kids were biting. Randy Jones must have signed 100 autographs. The Swinging Friar, 30 or so. I even saw one kid ask another little leaguer for his autograph. I'm telling you it was intense.
For the record...I signed 7.
***Special thanks to Shana Siler for snapping this photo