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CubsfansareDRUNK
07-25-2006, 12:50 PM
I just got back from Brookfield Zoo at the Scott/Riske autograph singing. I got there at about 10:55 and it started at 11. They didn't get there until at least quarter after eleven, and the line was 3 times as long as the ones at sox fest. When we walked by at noon the line barley moved. They said there's gunna be another one in August, so hopefully I learned my lesson and will go 1 1/2 hours early to stand in line.

Chicken Dinner
07-25-2006, 12:55 PM
Sounds like Southwest Airlines.

regionsox73
07-25-2006, 01:06 PM
Why would you want an autograph from those guys anyway? :bandance:

Sounds like Pods autograph signing was like his ABs lately... quick.

salty99
07-25-2006, 01:09 PM
same thing happened at Taste of Chicago. Gotta get there SUPER EARLY to have a shot.

jenn2080
07-25-2006, 01:33 PM
Hell you have to get there super early to get in lines at Sox fest as of this year. Same with the Auto show. We were there at least 2 hrs early for both Pods and AJ signings and still had about 50 people in front of us

Iwritecode
07-25-2006, 01:41 PM
I just got back from Brookfield Zoo at the Scott/Riske autograph singing. I got there at about 10:55 and it started at 11. They didn't get there until at least quarter after eleven, and the line was 3 times as long as the ones at sox fest. When we walked by at noon the line barley moved. They said there's gunna be another one in August, so hopefully I learned my lesson and will go 1 1/2 hours early to stand in line.


You act suprised...

salty99
07-25-2006, 01:42 PM
SO did anyone on here actually go and score an autograph?

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-25-2006, 02:00 PM
You act suprised...

I know, but I kinda expected it

lizard6king6
07-25-2006, 03:53 PM
I warned you all in a previous thread.

pudge
07-25-2006, 05:24 PM
When someone figures out why people stand in line for the autograph of another human being, please let me know.

Likewise, when someone can explain why millions of people spend hours of their lives watching amateur singers compete for a recording contract, let me know.

I so don't understand society.

GarlandFan21
07-25-2006, 05:35 PM
got in line around ten, we just missed being in the shaded tent. i think it was cool that they had triva questions for sox vochers to help the time go by. It was unfortunate that they showed up late, then mr podsednik dissapeared in the cop car for like ten minutes. the line was so slow and it was so hot, and podsednik got up and left again for a little while however, it was the most friendly and interactive signing i've been too. riske was really cool. too bad there were about 1000 people there and only 300 got to meet them.

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ewokpelts
07-25-2006, 05:54 PM
When someone figures out why people stand in line for the autograph of another human being, please let me know.

Likewise, when someone can explain why millions of people spend hours of their lives watching amateur singers compete for a recording contract, let me know.

I so don't understand society.and why do people go to this "baseball" game?

WagMan
07-25-2006, 06:07 PM
My wife took the two little ones (7 & 5) to the zoo to get some autographs today. Well, by the time they got in line 1/2 hour before the signings were about to begin, they were told that they were number 585 in line and the zoo people told them there was a good chance not everyone in line was going to get an autograph. Well, my wife being the trooper that she is, hung in there and waited and waited, and didn't move, and waited some more. They never got near the guys. Not even close enough to take a pic.

So, I feel bad for my kids who were super excited about getting an autograph today at what was promoted as a family affair when my wife said the majority of people waiting in line were adults without kids with multiple items to sign. Just kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. :bs:

ghostfacesox
07-25-2006, 06:13 PM
Any other signing sessions coming soon?

lizard6king6
07-25-2006, 06:15 PM
My wife took the two little ones (7 & 5) to the zoo to get some autographs today. Well, by the time they got in line 1/2 hour before the signings were about to begin, they were told that they were number 585 in line and the zoo people told them there was a good chance not everyone in line was going to get an autograph. Well, my wife being the trooper that she is, hung in there and waited and waited, and didn't move, and waited some more. They never got near the guys. Not even close enough to take a pic.

So, I feel bad for my kids who were super excited about getting an autograph today at what was promoted as a family affair when my wife said the majority of people waiting in line were adults without kids with multiple items to sign. Just kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. :bs:

I know how you feel. Last year with AJ I brought my girlfriends little brother. he was so excited and never got to meet AJ and they cut the line off right in front of us!!! Just the way it works sometimes :(

lizard6king6
07-25-2006, 06:18 PM
All I know is I got lucky meeting Pods a bit back with only like 15 other people. He was a heck of a guy. It really sucks at these big signings because you really cant interact with the player either,its more like cattle being pushed through. Not to brag once again but I met Pods and didnt have to deal with all the people and he was a real down to earth guy. I would of liked to meet Riske though.

pudge
07-25-2006, 06:32 PM
and why do people go to this "baseball" game?

Okay, point well taken, I'll retract my cheap shot at American Idol. That still does not excuse the whole autograph thing. It is so far beyond me I cannot comprehend it.

JGarlandrules20
07-25-2006, 06:36 PM
I got the autographs, and confused the hell of out David Riske, lol. I can't talk around players...I stutter and stuff.

My friend and I got there when the zoo opened because I had learned my lesson from the previous year where I went to both signings and ended up 0-2 in autographs.

I also got the 2 vouchers. My friend and I were the biggest Riske fans under the tent, lol.:D:

Bafiarocks was there too!! :smile:

TornLabrum
07-25-2006, 07:11 PM
I got the autographs, and confused the hell of out David Riske, lol. I can't talk around players...I stutter and stuff.

My friend and I got there when the zoo opened because I had learned my lesson from the previous year where I went to both signings and ended up 0-2 in autographs.

I also got the 2 vouchers. My friend and I were the biggest Riske fans under the tent, lol.:D:

Bafiarocks was there too!! :smile:

Does she talk with exclamation points?

SheGone
07-25-2006, 07:50 PM
Derek Lee was signing autographs at my gym back in April and there was no line. I was working out in a sox shirt and just walked up to him. He looked at me funny when I asked for a signed ball. He asked if he could write something mean given my blatant white sox fandom. I told him sure!

He wrote "To Hannah, White Sox Suck! Derek Lee 25."

The following week he broke his wrist.

I am convinced that I weakened his bones with my iron-grip handshake. :cool:

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwDdAnAXyJjj%21jPdXsVtSPDZFX0zjVlaFz7yEKw41lNZ60% 215dqktnVg0XJwctLTLgmcVFybW02sQs8HU1yExklAXGRpD4fp RpFWvRfuqznYVo9I8lLeszg/DLee%20ball21.JPG?dc=4675582452265474161

mymanmaggs30
07-25-2006, 07:55 PM
me and my sister(bafiarocks) were there!!!! we were practically at the front of the line! and when scott came out we both lost it!!
it was great!!
david and scott were very nice and scott even remembered us.. SCOTTIES HOTTIES!!
it was great.. im sure she would have more to say but since she is banned!! she cant!

CWSpalehoseCWS
07-25-2006, 09:09 PM
Does anyone know what date the second signing will be in August?

Chi Dye
07-25-2006, 09:21 PM
Yeah I was there. Got there about 30 minutes before the signing, Podsednik got there about 15 minutes late, line barely moved. I was about 7 people short of getting into the shaded tent. It moved a lot quicker toward the end though. But apparently, there were people waiting outside the zoo at 5:30 a.m. just to be first in line. :rolleyes: I wanted an autograph, but not that much!

The next signing is supposed to be August 30th.

soxfan1965
07-25-2006, 09:27 PM
They said there's gunna be another one in August, so hopefully I learned my lesson and will go 1 1/2 hours early to stand in line.






Was at the zoo Sunday and while at the zoo's East Mall they announced the Sox visit on the loudspeaker and recommended to get there early when they open at 9:30. I didn't believe it but I guess they were right about their recommendation.

Frontman
07-25-2006, 09:51 PM
When someone figures out why people stand in line for the autograph of another human being, please let me know.

Likewise, when someone can explain why millions of people spend hours of their lives watching amateur singers compete for a recording contract, let me know.

I so don't understand society.

Same reason people drop thousands of dollars a year to sit in "scout" seats and talk on cell phones.

mymanmaggs30
07-25-2006, 11:07 PM
I was there!!!!!! I got there at 7:45 and I was the like 10th person in line! =] I met them both, i died, i cried, And i was shakeing uncontroably! it was horrible! but i had an eventful day involving sneaking and police...wanna know the whole story..my myspace..sorryt to meet scotty podsednik!!? Weird yes! but that's what i have to do to meet my love! =]

anyone see me there!@!? Pods jersey, long blond straight hair, one of the 1st to meet him, the one that was taking photos and shaking! I couldn't even take the freaking picture it was soo bad! I was pretty much 99.9% lightheaded and about to pass out!

CLR01
07-25-2006, 11:14 PM
I was there!!!!!! I got there at 7:45 and I was the like 10th person in line! =] I met them both, i died, i cried, And i was shakeing uncontroably! it was horrible! but i had an eventful day involving sneaking and police...wanna know the whole story..my myspace..sorryt to meet scotty podsednik!!? Weird yes! but that's what i have to do to meet my love! =]

anyone see me there!@!? Pods jersey, long blond straight hair, one of the 1st to meet him, the one that was taking photos and shaking! I couldn't even take the freaking picture it was soo bad! I was pretty much 99.9% lightheaded and about to pass out!


You are supposed to be banned. Posting on your sisters account will only get it shut off too. Only 1 more day, you can do it.

ewokpelts
07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Does anyone know what date the second signing will be in August?
August 30th.

QCIASOXFAN
07-25-2006, 11:57 PM
Derek Lee was signing autographs at my gym back in April and there was no line. I was working out in a sox shirt and just walked up to him. He looked at me funny when I asked for a signed ball. He asked if he could write something mean given my blatant white sox fandom. I told him sure!

He wrote "To Hannah, White Sox Suck! Derek Lee 25."

The following week he broke his wrist.

I am convinced that I weakened his bones with my iron-grip handshake. :cool:

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwDdAnAXyJjj%21jPdXsVtSPDZFX0zjVlaFz7yEKw41lNZ60% 215dqktnVg0XJwctLTLgmcVFybW02sQs8HU1yExklAXGRpD4fp RpFWvRfuqznYVo9I8lLeszg/DLee%20ball21.JPG?dc=4675582452265474161 That is pretty awesome. I probably would not have believed it until I saw the picture. I would love to have a signed ball like that.

BainesHOF
07-26-2006, 12:54 AM
My wife took the two little ones (7 & 5) to the zoo to get some autographs today. Well, by the time they got in line 1/2 hour before the signings were about to begin, they were told that they were number 585 in line and the zoo people told them there was a good chance not everyone in line was going to get an autograph. Well, my wife being the trooper that she is, hung in there and waited and waited, and didn't move, and waited some more. They never got near the guys. Not even close enough to take a pic.

So, I feel bad for my kids who were super excited about getting an autograph today at what was promoted as a family affair when my wife said the majority of people waiting in line were adults without kids with multiple items to sign. Just kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. :bs:

The above report isn't very accurate.

There were very few male adults in line, as few as you'll ever see at any signing since it was in the middle of a workday. My friend and I even joked about it, laughing about how many people must have jobs. The crowd was dominated by women watching over groups of kids. Only one autograph per person was allowed, and that was announced repeatedly. The line always moves slowly when multiple players sign.

I feel sorry for the kids of people who show up right before a signing starts thinking they're going to get an autograph. Anyone who's been to Soxfest, gone to Kids Day or attended a signing since the World Series title knows the key players are like rock stars now. LOTS of people want their autograph. To think there are going to be only a few people who are going to show up for a popular player defies common sense. Even if you've never attended a signing anywhere, a Sox fan knows about 2 milllion people showed up to the World Series parade and that the team is selling out many of its games.

As far as autographs in general go, I can see how it can be viewed as weird and a waste of time by some people. Personally, I go back and forth on the subject, but, as a collector with stuff going back to the Black Sox, I usually try to get them when I can in appropriate situations such as announced public signings. Autographs on photos, balls and bats display nicely. Getting things framed costs some serious money so I figure I might as well get the items signed before displaying them. I already have lots of photos from last year signed that are going to make for a great display. To me, collecting Sox stuff is a fun hobby.

rookieroy
07-26-2006, 04:37 PM
My wife took the two little ones (7 & 5) to the zoo to get some autographs today. Well, by the time they got in line 1/2 hour before the signings were about to begin, they were told that they were number 585 in line and the zoo people told them there was a good chance not everyone in line was going to get an autograph. Well, my wife being the trooper that she is, hung in there and waited and waited, and didn't move, and waited some more. They never got near the guys. Not even close enough to take a pic.

So, I feel bad for my kids who were super excited about getting an autograph today at what was promoted as a family affair when my wife said the majority of people waiting in line were adults without kids with multiple items to sign. Just kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. :bs:

As an fyi...my wife, son, daughter and my son's friend were about 50th in line. We were there very early. I didn't see any adults there without children, though I wasn't searching for them either. Regarding "adults without kids with multiple items to sign", well, I guess your wife could be referring to me as I was holding two photos and two baseballs for my group until we got to the signing table. With two players signing, I could have easily had ten things in my hands to be signed.

Regarding the long line....there is no excuse for that and we felt bad knowing that the majority of the people far behind us we gonna get shut out. I don't know why they cant cut off the line at lets say 300 or whatever to prevent all this from happening. :(:

MarySwiss
07-26-2006, 05:00 PM
This "with or without kids" argument isn't new, and it will probably go on forever.

My two cents: if you are an adult fan and either collect the team or have another good reason to get an autograph, good for you! I have never been big on autographs, but given the fact that my team won the Series last year, I wanted some autographs for my "Dedicated To..." book. So I went down to Tucson to a warm-up, and I got them.

HOWever, while there, I overheard many other so-called "adults" who were talking about how they sold so-and-so's autograph on Ebay, etc. And as I related in a post at the time, there was one little boy, maybe nine years old, who was trying, very politely, to get Joe Crede's autograph. He was near the front of the line, but these jerks kept shoving in front of him, and he was too polite--and too small--to resist. Finally, I threw a couple of body blocks while pushing him forward, and he got Joe's autograph. I still feel good every time I think about it.

Another nice thing: after Joe signed the kid's baseball, the kid politely said, "Thank you, Mr. Crede." Very nice.

bafiarocks03
07-27-2006, 12:06 PM
HA! I met Scott Podsednik! =]

and yayyyyy! I'm back! =]=]=]=]

digdagdug23
07-27-2006, 12:48 PM
This "with or without kids" argument isn't new, and it will probably go on forever.

My two cents: if you are an adult fan and either collect the team or have another good reason to get an autograph, good for you! I have never been big on autographs, but given the fact that my team won the Series last year, I wanted some autographs for my "Dedicated To..." book. So I went down to Tucson to a warm-up, and I got them.

HOWever, while there, I overheard many other so-called "adults" who were talking about how they sold so-and-so's autograph on Ebay, etc. And as I related in a post at the time, there was one little boy, maybe nine years old, who was trying, very politely, to get Joe Crede's autograph. He was near the front of the line, but these jerks kept shoving in front of him, and he was too polite--and too small--to resist. Finally, I threw a couple of body blocks while pushing him forward, and he got Joe's autograph. I still feel good every time I think about it.

Another nice thing: after Joe signed the kid's baseball, the kid politely said, "Thank you, Mr. Crede." Very nice.

You go, sister Mary! We (me and my 3 kids) went to the game last Friday night, no BP so kids were dissappointed, but went and picked a spot to stand while the players did their little stretches, etc. My 11 year old stood straight across from 3rd base (while I sat in the seats we got from Cat Thief, great seats btw) and watched. Sean was standing there and saw Crede come out of the dugout and says "Mr. Crede, can I have your autograph?" He walked over to sign his ball, and all of a sudden AT LEAST 50 people were around him, and I could no longer see my son. About 5 minutes later, he emerges from the crowd, and is literally jumping over the rows of seats, his ball hoisted over his head, smiling from ear to ear, giggling the whole way up. He shows me the ball, and I told him to go show his sister (who is probably the biggest Crede fan of all time) because she would just die. So he goes down the steps, and Shelby is standing about dead center left field along the rail all by herself, and as Sean gets to the bottom of the steps, Pods comes over, right where she was standing. She hands him the ball that Crede had already signed, and as she does, another 75 people literally crushed her (she had bruises across her abdomen) and pushed her over the edge of the rail. She fell on to Scott, and began apologizing profusely. To which he told her it was fine, don't worry about it, and told her "people are really like animals sometimes, aren't they?" He made my 16 year old daughter's heart melt, and she is now a huge fan of his, as well. He signed the ball, and her hat, so all was right with the world for my kids that day.

A funny addendum to the story, the ball that my kids were carrying with them, that now resides in a case inside my china cabinet, was one that was given to my youngest son, Shannon age 8, by Pappelbon at his first game ever, the 19 inning game from hell :smile: . We sat right next to the Red Sox bullpen (well, two of our tickets, anyhow,the other two were next to Teki) and he threw it right to him.

jenn2080
07-27-2006, 01:04 PM
This "with or without kids" argument isn't new, and it will probably go on forever.

My two cents: if you are an adult fan and either collect the team or have another good reason to get an autograph, good for you! I have never been big on autographs, but given the fact that my team won the Series last year, I wanted some autographs for my "Dedicated To..." book. So I went down to Tucson to a warm-up, and I got them.

HOWever, while there, I overheard many other so-called "adults" who were talking about how they sold so-and-so's autograph on Ebay, etc. And as I related in a post at the time, there was one little boy, maybe nine years old, who was trying, very politely, to get Joe Crede's autograph. He was near the front of the line, but these jerks kept shoving in front of him, and he was too polite--and too small--to resist. Finally, I threw a couple of body blocks while pushing him forward, and he got Joe's autograph. I still feel good every time I think about it.

Another nice thing: after Joe signed the kid's baseball, the kid politely said, "Thank you, Mr. Crede." Very nice.


screw that noise. i spend way to much time in line to sell my stuff that i have got autographed and it urks me to see the people go there just do that. i would def throw some elbows if someone did that to my brother or any other little kid. Good job Mary. Very nice of you. Some people have zero respect.

Frontman
07-27-2006, 10:00 PM
This "with or without kids" argument isn't new, and it will probably go on forever.

My two cents: if you are an adult fan and either collect the team or have another good reason to get an autograph, good for you! I have never been big on autographs, but given the fact that my team won the Series last year, I wanted some autographs for my "Dedicated To..." book. So I went down to Tucson to a warm-up, and I got them.

HOWever, while there, I overheard many other so-called "adults" who were talking about how they sold so-and-so's autograph on Ebay, etc. And as I related in a post at the time, there was one little boy, maybe nine years old, who was trying, very politely, to get Joe Crede's autograph. He was near the front of the line, but these jerks kept shoving in front of him, and he was too polite--and too small--to resist. Finally, I threw a couple of body blocks while pushing him forward, and he got Joe's autograph. I still feel good every time I think about it.

Another nice thing: after Joe signed the kid's baseball, the kid politely said, "Thank you, Mr. Crede." Very nice.

I do love the ebay crowd, that they'll make "a ton" off of selling whatever. Although I have picked up a few autographs from ebay, I usually do a low bid on them, usually the cost of whatever it is I'm getting signed. More often than not, I don't win them, but I got a picture of Burhele for my son (yeah, I was the idiotic parent who didn't think ahead when Mark was at the Orland Toys R Us store. I told him Mark mailed it to him, he's 3, like he wouldn't believe me) for under 20 bucks; same as well as a ball signed by Konerko, from a place that just "started doing ebay, but with 14 years in the sports memorabelia biz" or some such. When its a low level rating for a new start up, I tend to take a chance. Now I'll just try to get to some autograph sessions, but obviously with a wild crowd, I'd be leaving my son at home.

Now, for those who can't behave themselves, I do hope you put the elbow in a said prime spot, there Mary. I can't believe how folks don't think of others and RISK HURTING A KID for a damn autograph. Or like the case of knocking jenn's daughter over the rail. What the hell?

I do remember the days with a longing for that simplier time. You know, when we could stand with our kids (or when we were kids and our folks stood with us) near the players' entrance and get balls, hats, pictures, etc. signed for free, usually with a "would you like me to sign that for you?" from the player.

Front

WagMan
07-27-2006, 10:34 PM
I guess my irritation at the "adults without kids" stems from what I saw in Pittsburgh when the Sox were there a couple weeks ago. We were there for the Thursday afternoon game and got to the park when the gates open b/c I like to check out the the whole stadium on my roadtrips. Well, there were at least 100 people waiting at the two outfield entrances with bats, balls, whatever to have signed. As soon as they opened the gates to the stadium seating area, these "adults" ran in, pushing each other over to be the first one in line by the Sox dugout trying to get an autograph.

They didn't have BP that day, so the only chance to get an autograph was when players came out to warm up. B Mac and Thornton were out there throwing warm ups, just 5 ft away from where I was standing. When they finished, they came over and I watched as these "adults" pushed kids aside who were standing right where the players walked over to to try to get whatever it is they had signed.

I hate what ebay has done to what used to be an innocent thing. Have I bought autographed stuff off ebay? Sure! Some players autos are harder to get than others. But to see kids get pushed around by these "fans" or "adults" just isn't right. That's why I love what the Sox do on kids' days when only the children are allowed down the last few steps so that it's THEIR experience. Altho, I did overhear AJ one time saying he got a laugh out of a kid, about the age of 7, asking him to sign on the "sweet spot" because that's what his dad said to do.

hi im skot
07-27-2006, 11:14 PM
I guess my irritation at the "adults without kids" stems from what I saw in Pittsburgh when the Sox were there a couple weeks ago. We were there for the Thursday afternoon game and got to the park when the gates open b/c I like to check out the the whole stadium on my roadtrips. Well, there were at least 100 people waiting at the two outfield entrances with bats, balls, whatever to have signed. As soon as they opened the gates to the stadium seating area, these "adults" ran in, pushing each other over to be the first one in line by the Sox dugout trying to get an autograph.

They didn't have BP that day, so the only chance to get an autograph was when players came out to warm up. B Mac and Thornton were out there throwing warm ups, just 5 ft away from where I was standing. When they finished, they came over and I watched as these "adults" pushed kids aside who were standing right where the players walked over to to try to get whatever it is they had signed.

I hate what ebay has done to what used to be an innocent thing. Have I bought autographed stuff off ebay? Sure! Some players autos are harder to get than others. But to see kids get pushed around by these "fans" or "adults" just isn't right. That's why I love what the Sox do on kids' days when only the children are allowed down the last few steps so that it's THEIR experience. Altho, I did overhear AJ one time saying he got a laugh out of a kid, about the age of 7, asking him to sign on the "sweet spot" because that's what his dad said to do.

I told my little sister to do the same when she met Pods this year, just because he's her favorite player and I thought it would be the most prominent.

I used to try to meet as many players as a kid. (Random story): My family and I always went to County Stadium when the Sox were in town, and there was an entrance from the Sox clubhouse on the concourse.

After the game, I'd wait for players to come out to meet their wives and kids. My dad would share pleasantries with the wives, and they were always very cool. The players were also very nice and signed a good number of autographs.

These days, I feel weird asking for autographs...I know how I felt as a kid when adults would jump in and try to get autographs, keeping me shut out. Now, I'd be happy to shake players' hands and say "Thank you". I think that means more to me than autographs now.