I noticed a stage in front of the stadium. As I got closer it was ESPN stage for Baseball Tonight. Around back there was rows of satellite trucks. All eyes were on the Angels for Opening Day. I didn't want to come home empty handed, or nothing to talk about. I waited to see the "Man" Pujols arrive. The media were also waiting. I was able to get Chris Iannetta's autograph. He was dropped off and walked up to everyone and signed. Mark Trumbo and Rich Thompson also signed for fans. After a while Pujols showed up. Everyone cheered as he entered the stadium. I was glad to be there for that moment.
I did meet great people waiting around. Two guys from Bakersfield another from Utah. Devoted fans that came into town just for Opening Day. I wished I remembered their names. Also got to meet some "regulars" that knew me from "Think Red Instead". It was good to hear their input about this blog. In all it was a good day even though I never had tickets for Opening Weekend.
|Roger Lodge "Live" on KTLA Ch.5|
|Albert Pujols arriving|