Sunday, October 31, 2010
Orioles Autograph Year in Review- The Good Signers
2010 O's signing habits. Today's group are the players who I could typically count on to sign over the course of the season.
I was pleasantly surprised by how often Miggy seemed to sign this year. I got his autograph at least four times, and while his signature isn't much more than a stylized MT, he signed a lot more often than I anticipated from a veteran star player.
I had an idea that Mike was going to be a good signer since I got his autograph during the '09 season when the Braves were in Baltimore; I actually saw him signing at two games of that three game series. Mike signed for me four or five times this year and seemed pretty good to the fans. Now if he had just been able to avoid his horrendous start to the season, the fans probably would have been better to him.
After being acquired from the A's on June 22nd in the infamous Wolf-Fox animal surname trade, Jake seemed to be a frequent signer and a really nice guy too. I got his autograph twice, but was unable to get his Orioles postcard signed since it was issued pretty late in the season. If he's still with the team next year, I have very little doubt that he will sign it at some point.
Alberto didn't spend too many games with the Orioles this season, but he was one of the most reliable Sunday signers on the team. He probably signed for 200+ fans at each of the two Sunday games I attended during his time in Baltimore. Last year, I ranked Alberto as a small sample good signer, so it seems like he's fairly consistent.
Jonesy continues to sign a good bit for a young star. His signature ain't pretty and his attitude isn't always the best, but I can't say anything bad about him from an autograph standpoint. Last year, I put him in the kinda good signing category, so it's nice to see him signing even more this year.