Thursday, March 27, 2014
Brad Brach Finally Gets It Right
In one of my posts after Fanfest, I wrote about how relief pitcher Brad Brach misspelled my name as "Brian" at the paid signing. I was a bit disappointed, but it has happened a few times over the years. It's a combination of having a name that sounds much like another similar name, and not having the clearest speaking voice.
I knew that I would see him again at Spring Training and would try to have him correctly personalize one of his cards.
And I got this...
Now even with having the issues with my name that I mentioned above, this being the second time it happened with Brad, I was wondering whose fault it was at this point. Now, I never want to say anything bad about a player who takes their time to sign for me, but I was disappointed.
Luckily, I had another one of my dad's OMC of Brad with me, so this time, I spoke up, very respectfully, not trying to overstep my request for an autograph, and asked if he could personalize to Ryan.
He was very cool about the whole thing and kindly signed and personalized one more card for me, I think he might have even apologized for misspelling it the first time. And I finally had my autograph of his personalized to me, Ryan, as well as some respect for a very compliant autograph signer.
Brad was just sent to the minors a few days ago, but he had a great spring and I don't doubt that he will make it to Baltimore in the near future.
And if there are any Orioles autograph collectors out there named Brian or Bryan, do I ever have an autograph you might be interested in!