Saturday, February 26, 2011

Autographical


John Hancock was here
London, ON, June 2010
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We normally don't allow complete strangers to sign our children's forearms. But we were willing to make an exception when members of the London Majors - our city's minor-league baseball team - held a workout with their school.

The team plays who in Labatt Park, the oldest continuously operating baseball stadium on the surface of the earth (sorry, it sounded more dramatic that way) and it was quite a kick for our kids to spend some time with them, just playing ball. Because enjoying the experience is what sports should be about.

Your turn: Do you have an autograph story to share?

8 comments:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Aw! What a neat experience for the kiddos. :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

My middle one and I stood in line at the mall... Rick Fox of the Lakers was there.. they had won the championship some years ago... that was the time he was still married to Vanessa Williams... He was personable, gorgeous and took the time to talk. My middle one was in sheer heaven..

sage said...

When I was a kid, I got Arnold Palmers... Now that I know about your ball park, I'll have to make a point to cut across Canada the next time heading to NY and visit (Need to do this during baseball season)

srp said...

When Nyssa was seven we went to Chicago so she could see her uncle in Phantom of the Opera. While we were there we went to another theatre to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat where Donny Osmond was playing. My brother had sent her autograph book over and as both shows had the same production company.. Donny signed it. She also had the Phantoms as well.

Karen S. said...

You may think this is silly but my most beloved is from Kevin Spacey,(written to me) my daughter gave it to me for my birthday, (photo too) after his perfomance in a play at the Old Vic in London!

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forestwalk/laura k said...

ha! cool picture!
(one year, when i went to the drag races with my husband's company...they gave us hats for the event...and instead of getting the drivers to sign mine...i had ALL the people he works with sign my hat! they thought i was a little nuts...but they had fun with their signatures!!)

Mike Wood said...

Speaking of baseball, about 20 years ago I was into collecting first edition hardbound books. I worked at Harbourfront in Toronto, and with the Authors Festival there, I had some access to writers now n then. I have a few signed books, but one that I prize the most is a 1st edition of WP Kinsella's Shoeless Joe - later adapted into the film Field of Dreams. I don't have it handy, but I think he inscribed it to me 'Go the distance.'