No clue at all about the mystery ball

1/11/09

I was wondering if someone might be able to help me out with this little mystery. I got a really good deal a a few 2007 World Series baseballs that I plan on getting signed either at Rockies Fest or spring training.

One of the baseballs showed up with an autograph already on it. I’ve spent a few hours researching this already. I haven’t given up, I’m just seeing if anyone out there might have a clue. I’m using my resources…Yeah that’s it.

                                  Here’s the ball and the mystery autograph.
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Now common sense tells me the autograph is hopefully someone from the Rockies or the Red Sox because it’s a 2007 World Series ball. But you never know? I owe someone a drink if you figure this one out…D

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iannetta.jpgCongrats go out to Chris Iannetta for agreeing to participate with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Chris was one of two catchers selected, the other being the Braves Brian McCann.

That makes two Rockies who have received invitations. Brad Hawpe also has an invite but at this point he hasn’t committed.

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I can’t wait to see Todd Helton back in the Rockies lineup.

Lets hope his back will back him up.

When Todd’s out on first base, everything seems right. When he’s at bat, anything can happen.

        I miss that feeling, don’t you?

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Speaking of Todd Helton, my friend Dan Sauvageau came over the other day and gave me a little gift.

He must know I’m a huge Helton fan because he gave me a Todd Helton Golden Glove bobble head from 2002.


My Rockies Bobble heads.jpg The Rockies don’t have that many bobble heads compared to other teams and this one is REALLY cool.  Notice the bright gold glove. Nice detail on this piece.

Thank you Dan, that was really cool man.

emily_dan_during_game.jpg(Dan and his daughter Emily, photo borrowed from Zack Hample).

Dan has agreed to be my first Rockies Fan Profile of the regular season. I think that’s appropriate because Dan was the first person to ever come up to me and ask “Are you the Rockpile Ranter?”.

 Dan is a good dude and I hope during that Fan Profile to be able to tell you about some of the really cool things Dan does for other Rockies fans.

 
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There are many readers of this blog who can testify to Dan’s kindness and generosity. I

I mentioned Dan to my to my friends Gary and David, at first Gary didn’t understand and said “What you talking about Ranter”, but after he realized who were talking about, he and David agree Dan is a stand up guy.

In Nuggets news, goodbye Chucky Atkins. I really liked Chucky but the poor dude barely got any playing hardwood time.

We traded Chucky, a draft pick and cash considerations for center Johan Petro and a future draft pick from Oklahoma City, January 7th.

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The Nuggets acquired center Johan Petro and a second-round-draft pick from Oklahoma City on Jan. 7, in exchange for guard Chucky Atkins, a first-round-draft pick and cash considerations.

Petro was averaging 4.6 ppg and 4.3 rpg in 22 games for the Thunder this season.

Just curious, who of you among the Rant readers is planning on a trip to Tucson? If so, when?…D
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9 Comments

Can’t help you with the autograph. Do you think the person who packed the balls might have signed it? Good luck!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

JULIA-Maybe, but I don’t think so. I can’t get him/her to respond. The first thing I did was shoot them an email telling them about it, and stating that I didn’t want a refund, I just want to know who autographed it. …D

Hey D,
Hmmmmmm, I’m stumped. Definitely curious about who it is.
Nice bobblehead of Todd, cool that it’s a golden glove.

I would have guessed Matt Herges but that auto looks like #28 or #25. Sorry, dude. Herges was #34 for you guys?

On a side note, I will not be in Arizona until the last week of camp…March 27-April 2.

http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

Hey D, We’ll be in Tucson hopefullly for a few days, but still not sure of the dates. It’s not Matt Herges on the ball. Maybe Matt Garza?? I’m only guessing. That’s a tough one. Where was the ball shipped from? Nice bobblehead.
-PBR
http://babypaul.mlblogs.com

I’m getting obsessed with figuring out who the hells autograph is on this baseball. Here’s the email back from the guy who sold it to me:
HI DON
I HAVE NO IDEA.IT MUST BE SOME ONE FROM BOSTON WHO PLAYED IN 2007 WS.
I BOUGHT THE BASEBALLS PLAIN BUT I NEVER CHECK EACH OF THEM. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE WHAT YOU WILL LIKE TO DO ABOUT THIS.
THANK YOU
TONY KOVAC
There you have it. I really thought it was Matt Herges. I have looked at probably 100 of his autographs and some are really close, but the number thing really throws it all off. Matt’s Rockies number 34. I haven’t given up yet.
HAPPY-Bummer man, wanted to meet you.
BP/MARK-Thanks, doesn’t matter where it was shipped from, the guy I bought it from is just a buyer. If your in Tucson when we are stop by the MBU brotha…D

It looks like the number is 25 or 28

The first name looks like Whit, but that would cross out any current players. Whitey Herzog’s and Whitey Ford’s aren’t it either. Hmmmmm.

Aaron
http://districtboy.mlblogs.com/

IDK who the player is but the # looks like a #28 to me & It’s not a player on the Rockies side because #28 is Aaron Cook’s number, but I can’t find who was #28 for the Red Sox in 2007.Missyhttp://rocktober-2007.mlblogs.com

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