Sunday, September 06, 2009

Help MLASF Decode His Ball

A challenge from Mr. LA Sports Fan:

I found an autographed ball at a donation shop....It has four different autographs, and is a ball from the Giants inaugural season at Pac-Bell Park. I was wondering if any of you can make out any of the signatures....I would believe this is a ball signed by Dodgers.

Do your best sleuthing, SoSG readers!

20 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

The middle one, top signature: Dr. Pepper.

Dusty Baker said...

Top one has gotta be EK.

Dusty Baker said...

Bottom: Alex Cora writing in 12-year-old girl style?...

Dusty Baker said...

I think the middle pic, bottom one is Shawn Green. The big two letters leading off first and last name could be an "S" and a "G." And it was hard for him to contain his own penmanship through all the juice he was on.

KempKershaw said...

Second ball, bottom auto: Shawn Green:

http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-products/shawn-green-autographed-signed-baseball.html


Top one is Karros.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, I had those...it's the mysterious "Dr. Pepper" one that is throwing me.

It's not Darren Dreifort.

D4L65 said...

The bottom one is the same person who tagged my local liquor store.
We are anxious to prosecute and await the results.

Dusty Baker said...

AC is tagging now? Times IS hard.

Dusty Baker said...

It's not Lo Duca or Sheffield, either. Not Davey Johnson. *narrows de shit down*

Dusty Baker said...

Pissing me off. It could be a name of a bench coach or even a Gnats player. I pretty much went thru the whole 2000 squad and can't come up with a match.

MLASF, is this all part of your diabolical plot to kill time today before game time? Note of caution: my wife is MAAAAAD at you now for throwing me off my chores this morning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, Dusty, this was all part of the plan. Excellent!

Orel said...

Mr. Pibb?

rbnlaw said...

My eyes are still bleary from watching about 10 college games and the Dodger game yesterday.

I might be slightly hungover as well. I need a beer to figure this out.

Dusty Baker said...

RB-

Maybe have a Dr. Pepper and Jack Daniels.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thanks to everyone for the help. So far I've narrowed it down to Eric Karros and Shawn Green. One of the other ones looked like the name was Cox, so I looked it up. The only guy playing during the 2000 season with that name was Steve Cox, but he spent his entire MLB career with the (Devil) Rays. The other one that looks like Dr. Pepper? No clue. I'm going to tour some memorabilia shops to find out the names just to be sure.

KempKershaw said...

Good luck.

Dusty Baker said...

@ MLASF-

I was only part joking w my autograph takes. I did do the research and it is EK, Shawn Green, and Alex Cora. The bottom one is definitely Alex Cora. Looked up all their autographs and they are a match.

Except for Dr. Pepper.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thanks, Dusty. That just leaves the good doctor.

KathyR said...

Al Reyes?

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=reyesal01

Delino DeShields said...

All of them are signed by the original Delino Deshields. He constantly changes his signature to avoid detection.