The entire team minus the starting pitcher and catcher are set up at tables along the concourse for 45 minutes. There is a one auto limit, but some players will go ahead and sign 2 cards if their line is not very long. Before I get to the autos, here are the tickets:
Being a Cardinals collector who does not open very many packs, I had very few cards for players to sign, so I opted for the logo sheet. I used photo corners to attach it to a piece of cardboard so my son could handle it very easily.
By far the most popular player on the Indians is Austin Meadows. He is a top 10 prospect over all of baseball. I was somewhat surprised he was not called up early in the week when Starling Marte was suspended. We went to his line first and waited about 10 minutes. I did not figure we would have a chance to get him again, but a nice usher left us back in his line with about 5 minutes to spare. I will say Meadows is one of the nicest players I have talked to. He thanked us for coming, gave me some flack for wearing a Cardinals cap, and asked my son about his little league season. He is struggling a bit to start the season, but I would guess he will be a second haft call up. I wish nothing but the best for him unless he is playing the Cardinals.
Overall we were able to get a total of 35 autographs in 45 minutes. As for the game itself, it was short and sweet with the Yankees Triple A team winning 1-0 on a solo home run by Clint Frazier. Good thing the game lasted about 2 hours and 20 minutes because it was cold. Attendance was announced as close to 7,000, but I would guess there were maybe 3,000 people there.