Thursday, September 18, 2008

Home Run for Education!

It seems that Rickey is once again becoming a little more of a public figure, something that I can only see continuing to increase as his eventual Hall of Fame induction creeps closer.



I just received an announcement today that Rickey will be signing autographs and taking photos at a "Home Run For Education" fair, held this Saturday, September 20th at JFK High School in Fremont, CA. It looks like Rickey will be signing FREE autographs from 11am - 12pm. The event is a free fair educational event sponsored by the Oakland A's and their future home, Cisco Field, as well as the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.

If anyone living in the Bay Area happens to go to the fair, or has plans to go, please send me an e-mail. I'd love to get copies of any pictures from the event. It's not too often nowadays that a future Hall of Famer, and one of the greatest athletes of our generation signs autographs for free.

6 comments:

rickey939 said...

It's nice to see him do this, very cool!

ManOfSteal said...

I totally agree, and hope that he keeps it up. I just wish it was a little closer to my house, and that I didn't already have plans!

Bugdude21@yahoo.com said...

I had a chance to take my 12 yr old son with me to the high school to meet MY boyhood hero (I was 10 when Rickey was a rookie with my Oakland A's)....he was VERY gracious, shook everyone's hand and posed for pictures.....really a great experience for both of us....heck, we even got to chat with A's owner Lew Wolff for a bit.
If you want a few pics, I did take some.....

rickey939 said...

Did your son get an autograph as well?

ManOfSteal said...

BugDude,

It's great to hear that Rickey was so gracious during the signing! I would definitely be interested in posting any pictures that you'd be willing to share. I've also heard that Wolff was a really great guy, as he seems to be very personable.

bugdude21@yahoo.com said...

Yes...BOTH of us got an autograph!! lol Rickey was very nice (of course it helps to be one of the first 25 people in line) and Mr. Wolff is also very personable. Photos on the way!