After a whirlwind of back-to-back engagements and events, I'm back in St. Louis (for now), but I had to give a shout-out to all of those involved who made the last few weeks so very memorable, so here's the story (in case you missed it on my Instagram feed).
The first event was a Chris Carpenter signing hosted by Collector's Corner, where fans were able to meet and greet one of the greatest Cardinals pitchers of all-time, just in time for Chris's induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame that weekend.
The very next day had me at Busch Stadium with a host of current Cards players including Big League Impact founder and host, Adam Wainwright. The picture in this post shows us together with our matchy-matchy phone cases (another story for another time). The goofy expression is all my fault, as, on a whim, I just said, "Like we're posing for our rap album." Immortality ensued.
Next up was San Francisco to spend the afternoon with the Giants' Hunter Pence--who was an amazing host, as he took time to visit with everyone who attended the BLI-sponsored event as we raised money for the Giants Community Fund as well as a number of other amazing charities (not the least of which was the Make-A-Wish Foundation).
I then caught a flight to the complete other side of the country in New York City to hand out with BLI member (and phenomenal fantasy football trash-talker) David Wright. It was my first visit to New York, and David was incredibly gracious and kind, as he took the initiative to introduce himself to me and thank me for my participation in helping raise funds. That's how you win a fan (and an ally) for life, folks.
Even better, all of the BLI guys were kind enough to autograph additional prints so that I can sell them in the store and help continue to raise funds for the charity! Check out the individual player items to see how you can get some for yourself--but act quickly, as the items are SUPER limited!
Needless to say, I'm exhausted, but I'm already gearing up for the next event: fantasy camp with the St. Louis Blues! Stay tuned for more details and behind-the-scenes photos and thoughts!