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#Blogathon: The Time I Met My Favorite Baseball Player

#Blogathon: The Time I Met My Favorite Baseball Player

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A few years back I got to meet my all-time favorite player, Dale Murphy.

He was appearing at a Mobile Baybears game against the Mississippi Braves. Before the game there was a softball game before hand with some local celebrities and ex players, including Murphy.

Around the fourth inning or so, they announced Murphy would be on the concourse signing autographs. So, I got up and went to wait in line with all the other Braves fans.

I had worn my 70’s throwback jersey and brought an official MLB baseball for him to sign. I picked up his autograph a few years prior when I bought an Upper Deck card he had signed. But this was different. I was getting the chance to meet him.

When I finally got up to the front of the line, I was anxious to ask him a question. Honestly, I can’t remember what question I was going to ask him because I froze. He commented that he liked my jersey and I went silent. I felt like an idiot as I somehow got out a thank you for the autograph.

I’ve met a lot of celebrities in the past, but I had never been so tongue tied before in my life. Honestly, I don’t know if it would be any different if I met him again tomorrow.

At least I’ll always remember it.

Have you met your favorite player before? How did it go?


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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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