I headed back to Bragan Field on Tuesday night, accompanied by fellow intern Brad, to finish up what I couldn’t get done on Sunday night. Upon arriving, we found our way to the Bay Bears dugout to wait on Archie Bradley. He finally emerged from the clubhouse close to game time, so I quickly got him to sign for me. Here’s the ball.
It’s a good looking auto despite the fact it looks NOTHING like the name Archie Bradley. We stayed in those seats by the dugout for the first inning. Here, I snapped a picture of Logan Morrison of the Miami Marlins who was in Jacksonville on a rehab assignment.
Also making a rehab start was Daniel Hudson of the Diamondbacks. I actually got his autograph TTM back in the fall. Here’s that post. I snapped a picture of him pitching in the first inning.
After grabbing some grub, Brad and I found some seats above the first base dugout.
We watched the majority of the game from this place. The game went by VERY slow, but it was a good close game, so that kept it entertaining. In the eighth inning, we headed to the seats down by the Suns dugout. I took a few pics from those seats.
Here’s a picture of Marlins number two prospect Jake Marisnick in the on deck circle.
The Suns scored four runs in the eighth to take the lead. The big blow was a two run, go ahead homer by outfielder Kyle Jensen. I got a picture of Jensen crossing the plate.
Marisnick cracked a bat earlier in the game, and I tried to get it after the game, but it was the bat he used to hit two grand slams and nine RBI in ONE game so he wanted to keep it. Totally understandable. He was a really nice guy and signed two cards for me anyway. He also said he’d give me a broken bat another time. So I got two Marisnick autos instead.
After Marisnick signed, I asked Suns second baseman if he’d sign for me, and he came over and signed this 2012 Bowman Chrome for me.
Now let’s flashback to Sunday night, where I wasn’t able to get much done. The first auto I got Sunday night was Mobile’s Jon Griffin. He’s a big first baseman that didn’t play either night, but he had a pinch hit appearance in Tuesday’s game.
Also before Sunday’s game, I got catcher Raywilly Gomez to sign for me. He didn’t play Sunday or Tuesday either.
Last. but not least on Sunday I got Andrew Chaffin to sign after the game. He was Sunday’s starter so I missed him before the game, but he was really nice and signed for me outside Mobile’s locker room.
I hope to get back to a Suns game as soon as possible. They’re a whole lot of fun, and autographs are pretty easy once you get the feel of the stadium. Until next time, have a good one. Thanks for reading.
I do not sell any of my autographs.