Saturday, February 21, 2015

Player Meet & Greet: Cody Ross - Aaron Hill - Brad Ziegler - Daniel Hudson

Last night I took my 3 boys out to an annual D-Backs event at a casino. I've gone the last several years. I almost didn't go because I haven't been feeling well the last couple of days and actually didn't even go to work yesterday, but I was glad that we went. This year Cody Ross, Aaron Hill, Brad Ziegler, and Daniel Hudson were at the event.

We got there about 10 minutes prior to 6 pm, which is when the event was scheduled to start. There were probably about 50-60 people ahead of us. They were pretty strict about "no pictures" so I only got one really bad picture with my Wallet Card from pretty far back and the only player you can see is Aaron Hill.

Cody Ross was the first player and he was really nice and engaging. He interacted with my kids while he signed.

He signed a team issued post card for each of us and 4 cards. The team issued postcards are great as usual although in person the autographs don't pop as much as they do on the scan. That is his fingerprint on the 2013 Heritage card, not mine.

Next up was Aaron Hill. He was really nice as well.

Brad Ziegler was next and he was nice enough, but when I asked him to sign some cards for us and put down 4 cards (one for me and one for each of my boys) he said "I'll sign a couple. Why don't you pick two." Maybe it was because my boys had already moved on to Daniel Hudson and he didn't realize they were with me. I'm not sure, but whatever.

Daniel Hudson was the final player and he was really nice. I told him I looked forward to having him back and he said he was happy to be back. Hudson was nice enough to give me his fingerprint as well on his Heritage card.


  1. Everything looks great! I have a nice feeling that Hudson could be a big sleeper in 2015!

  2. It's always great when you can share these moments with your kids! They always like meeting players and getting autographs, too. I would have liked to have met Cody Ross, as he played some minor league ball here in West Michigan.