I have a baseball signed by Jeff Kent, Shawn Estes (on the sweet spot), and J.T. Snow, Jr. a few hours after they clinched the NL West in ’97 on the Padres. They’ve set themselves up to repeat that performance. I hope they don’t repeat the rest of that scenario (four game losing streak to the eventual World Series champion, that year the Marlins). No Marlins this time, who earned both of their championships by wiping out the NL West Champion Giants… 😦
Giants, go get that series win on the Padres!
P.S. They signed the ball at a card show that evening. I should have gotten Tony Gwynn, Sr.’s signature that night, too. He was the picture of class that night. I’d love to give his son a hug tomorrow around the game, because he may have the same feelings as his dad on that night.