While us boys were busy getting baseballs, the ladies were trying to get a couple of autos for me. They had one success, and one failure.
The other auto I was hoping to get was Jake Gatewood from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He is the Brewers 24th best prospect. He is a shortstop with a lot of power potential. He put on a good show in BP, hitting 4 or 5 home runs. I had a 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League card a friend wanted to get signed for his set. The girls asked him after his round of BP, but he said later. No problem, they could try after BP was over as the team was walking off. He brushed them off again saying he had to see the trainer. Not a big loss, but hard to understand how he could not sign 1 card with absolutely no other collectors around.
The ladies did not get shut out thought. After the Chiefs finished their BP, they moved to seats behind the visitor's dugout to try for the Gatewood auto. After the first round of BP, my daughter received this from Rattlers outfielder Carlos Belonis:
She was beyond excited because my son has received 2 bats before, but she has none. This one is in great shape, no cracks or breaks. The cupped end has a small chip as you can see from the pic below.
It was 5:15 by the time BP finished. I took all the balls and bat out to vehicle and grabbed a few cards for the Mobile On the Run Tour guest Lee Smith. I was shocked by how few people were in his line. The autos were free, plus the played for both the Cardinals and Cubs and is a border line Hall of Famer. He is still a very large man, but was talkative as can be.
It was a perfect night for a game. The weather was overcast with a nice breeze. The Chiefs won 1-0 in a little less than 2.5 hours. The fireworks show after the game lasted 15 minutes and was better than the 4th of July show in my hometown. All in all a fun day at the park.