I went to Pittsburgh with my grandparents family and cousins. We went to see them play the Cardinals. My cousin and grandparents were there a day before I was to see game 1 and I went to see game 2 and 3 with them.
Tuesday I got a call from my cousin saying that we must be staying in the same hotel that the Cardinals were staying in. He said he was in the lobby when Adam Kennedy, the second baseman, walked by. This was crazy. We were actually staying in the same hotel as the St. Louis Cardinals! I had to see it to believe it.
Sure enough when I got their Wednesday there were the Cardinals players, unbelievable. We got autographs from about every single one with some exceptions. David Eckstein was one of the most noticeable and he would sign every autograph and never denied a kid. I even got to ride in the elevator with him my 2 brothers and cousin. It was after the ropes were setup and maby half an hour after the main group of players came on and we were riding down to the lobby and bam Eckstein is right there as we were getting off so we all got back on and my grandpas like ahhh don’t bug him because they lost really bad like 15-1 but Eckstein smiled and laughed a bit then signed all our autographs. He’s a really nice guy and a good player but he had a rough night last night.
My cousin had a pretty rare Pujols bobble head that he bought and there weren’t a lot made. He wanted to get it autographed and asked Pujols day 2 when he saw him and Pujols said no do it in the stadium and of course he didn’t sign them in the stadium. They set up ropes while the players came in to keep everyone out of the elevators but my cousins and brothers snuck on when all the players were walking and no one noticed. My cousin and brother hopped on the elevator with Pujols and a couple of his teammates. My cousin asked for his autograph and Pujols denied him and said no, not in the hotel. It was unbelievable, Pujols had all the time in the world with only 1 kid bugging him to sign an autograph and he didn’t. It might seem normal but every other player we got an autograph from.
It was just weird Pujols was made out to be such a nice guy who really appreciated his fans but didn’t sign one autograph. Very few players actually denied and walked away but each player signed at least once but Pujols never did.
Oh well I could have cared less about autographs.
Fun trip now i can post again!