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A trek to meet Omar Vizquel

Jun 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT


We talked relics in the last post. An autograph is kind of like a relic too, but it’s way higher up the list, at least if it’s obtained in person.  And the circumstances around getting that autograph matter too.  If you pay a bunch of money to have some flunky take your baseball card from you, hand it to Former All-Star Player, sitting 10 feet away, it gets signed and is given back to you, well, not so special.

If, however, you’ve spent the past 70 years of your life worshiping baseball and then travel from Venezuela to Chicago for the specific purpose of meeting Omar Vizquel, who then shares some warm words with you while he’s on the diamond getting ready for the game, well, that’s a way more special relic.

  1. halladaysbicepts - Jun 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I guess it’s a nice story. However, this 80 yr. old woman must be kind of nutty to travel that far for someone’s autograph. I bet you that she’s the type that has 100 cats living in her house, too.

    • jjschiller - Jun 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

      *kindt of nutty.

      But you’re right. I mean, Vizquel’s never even been a Filly.

      But, then again, at least if she sticks to Cellular Field, the Fillies won’t have to face her.

    • bklynbaseball - Jun 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM

      OR, she simply has more $$ than you and I could even dream of and can do whatever the hell she wants to do, and she loves baseball……

  2. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    I wonder how Ozzie feels about this. I mean he is from Venezuela and was a shortstop. No love for the Oz man?

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