The saga of my new found addiction continues to impress me. My new addiction is sending out letters to ball players and asking for autographs. Not an evil addiction that would be fun in the short term but have long term consequences like cocaine addiction.
TTM is a good addiction that has given me some cool results so far.
I guess the blue works when a Cubs fan asks for his autograph also.
Gagne also answered a couple questions for me. I had asked about the biggest difference for him when he came from the AL Central to the NL West. He mentioned that the travel was a lot tougher. Gagne had played in the 1991 World Series for the Minnesota Twins. I asked him about the crowd noise. I asked him this because I remember how loud the Metro Dome got during the playoffs. The place sounded insane. He wrote that he felt a different vibe from the crowd but, he was able to block out the sound and concentrate on the game.
It was cool that he answered my questions. I am going to try and include a few questions in each letter that I mail out. It will be fun for me to get some responses back from the men that played the greatest game ever at the highest level.
Sadly, I only had one card of him as a Dodger to send him. This card came out nice though.
This card is sweet because his high school stats are on the back of this card. He hit 13 bombs his senior year and even stole 8 bases. What happened to those wheels?
I am having a ton of fun sending cards and letters out to ballplayers. I should be sending more out this week and I hope to get more returns.