The Lake Elsinore Storm came to town for a three game series against the 66ers. After one of the games I waited for the Storm’s pitching coach Glendon Rusch, who pitched twelve seasons in the big leagues. When Glendon came out he stopped and signed half a dozen cards for me.
After Glendon signed my cards I stuck around and waited for Xavier Nady. Xavier is in his second season with the Storm as the teams hitting coach.
I did meet Xavier last season but this time I had a photo for him to sign. The funny thing about this time is that he came out of the clubhouse hauling ass. The entire team was already on the bus and they were waiting just on him. Luckily for me he did stop to sign my photo.
I made a short trip to San Bernardino to meet former major league All-Star Howard Johnson. During the offseason, Howard got the gig of managing the High Desert Mavericks in the California League.
After waiting a short while after the game, Howard came out and signed for the few of us that were waiting for him. The New York Mets great was thrilled to see that I had a 16×20 photo of him.
Facts about Howard
- Full name is Howard Michael Johnson.
- Nicknamed “HoJo.”
- 2x All-Star.
- 2x World Series champion.
- 2x Silver Slugger Award.
On September 3, 2015, Corey Drew Seager made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He recently became the youngest position player to start a postseason game for the Dodgers.
Corey spent parts of the 2013 and 2014 season with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League.
I want to wish Corey the best of luck in the big leagues.
On June 5, 2015, Scott Anthony Schebler made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Scott spent the entire 2013 season with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League where he batted .296 with 27 home runs.
I want to wish Scott the best of luck in the big leagues.
On August 7, 2014, Jake Ryan Lamb made his major league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jake spent most of the 2013 season with the Visalia Rawhide in the California League where he hit .303 with 13 home runs.
This season the 3rd baseman has been a regular for the Diamondbacks.
I want to wish Jake the best of luck in the big leagues.