I have a few things going on this morning and no time for a real post, so let’s just ask a question:
What’s the most memorable in-person encounter you’ve had with a member of the Jays organization? Tell us the story. It can be as simple as an autograph or, maybe, a player saved your life.
Me? Getting to talk to Brian Butterfield, would be it. It was the first time I was allowed to interview someone with the Blue Jays. It really isn’t an exciting story, but, if you missed the interview it is here: Part one, part two and part three.
We’ve had other interviews since, but that was the first so it is clear in my memory.
I talked to Alex Anthopoulos once at spring training in Dunedin. I had tried to do things properly, through the PR department, but that didn’t go anywhere. Then I was standing by this fence and Alex was on the other side and I introduced myself, mentioned that we had emailed a bit when he was assistant GM and he invited me into a quiet area to talk. Afterwards a friend told me that the Jays PR guy was staring at us all the way through and did not appear happy. One of the first things Alex asked was ‘did you try going through the PR people?’. When I said yes, he said ‘And they blew you off right?’. Yep.
So tell us your story.