The R-Phils playing in Bowie worked out well for me since their Manager and Pitching Coach are both former Orioles, and while I had autographs of both of them in my collection, neither were obtained in-person, so I had a chance to upgrade.
Mark Parent is the team's manager, his first season in that position for the team. He was a two-time Oriole, in '92-93 and again in '96, and played in the Majors for twelve seasons.
Mark signed for me next to the visitor's dugout, and seemed like a nice guy. I asked how the season was going and he didn't seem very happy with how the team was performing, even though their record was over .500 at the time. Maybe he's tough to please, I don't know.
Next up was the Phillies' pitching coach, Bob Milacki, who spent five of his eight seasons in the Majors with the O's.
He was down in the bullpen warming up the starting pitcher, so, not wanting to bother him while he was busy, I sat and watched for a bit. It was almost game time after the pitcher was warm, but I called out to Bob anyway. He quickly shot me down and said he didn't have time to sign. Bummer, but not much I could do about it.
After the game was over, I made my way down the visitor's foul line, figuring I would give one more shot at getting Bob's autograph. This time my request worked, and he came right over. He even remembered me and apologized for not signing before the game. I told him that I completely understood that he was busy and I was just happy he took some time for me. Well played Bob.