Most of the people there were having baseballs signed, however I did see one guy with that fake John Ely Sports Illustrated cover that someone photoshopped. Once inside (and finally out of the sun), there was a limit to one item a person and a picture with Ely in front of the table. Ely was nice and we had a nice conversation. Mrs. Cora confirmed that his dad really didn't come to Wrigley Field to watch him pitch. Kinda funny. The other cool thing was that KABC gave out tickets to either that night's game or the Sunday game. I can't really make out the name on the signed ball, can you? Anyhow, thanks John!
Monday, June 07, 2010
I had a couple of hours in the morning last Saturday and decided to bake in the California sun waiting in line to meet John Ely. There seemed to be about 100 people there altogether and the line was rather long when we arrived. I did happen to see and say hello to Roberto from Vin Scully Is My Homeboy who was really nice. And yes, he did correctly guess my ethnicity.
The mass of people for Elymania.
John with the unbuttoned shirt. The women are swooning.
What does that say?