On Tuesday, April 4, the Wilmington Blue Rocks held an open batting practice where fans could come into the stadium to watch and also get autographs. Throughout the event, there was a table on the concourse where a number of players signed autographs. I was able to meet quite a few players, but I also got autographs on the three cards of the players which I had. Not coincidentally, I had cards of the players who were the highest draft picks, Foster Griffin, Chase Vallot and Scott Blewett.
One thing that I was disappointed about was that the Blue Rocks roster wasn’t posted online the day before the event. Their webpage was not updated for the 2017 roster until that day. Luckily, I decided to grab cards of any of the Royals players who are at the lower levels since I wasn’t sure who was going to be there and was able to get autographs from all three players on the team whose cards I had.
While they have had this event in past years, this was my first time in attendance, and I plan on going back again next season.