Sunday, January 29, 2012

I must not puke on Chipper.

The Braves are doing their annual Caravan this week and next week,.

Sadly they are not coming to Evans GA this year where I have been going for the last two years. The next closest stop is in Columbia SC, which I hope to make, although I don’t know yet if we can make it. I hope so because Heyward is coming and I really, really want to meet him. Or well… get rushed through the line and get his autograph rather.

We are planning for Cumming though, which is the big stop with Chipper, McCann and Uggla. It is over three hours away and I want to get there at least three hours beforehand because I have a feeling the place will be a zoo. I just hope three hours will be enough. I will cry if I get turned away. Seriously bawl.

I just tend to get really, really nervous at these things. One year I was so sick to my stomach I ended up having to sit down on the ground so I didn't end up yaking.

Although I doubt they will let me, I am going to ask if I can shake Chipper's hand. I have gotten his autograph in person once before but I was a little disappointed because he never even looked up at me. I didn't even get to hand him my item to sign. You handed it to a girl who gave it to Chipper, and then he gave it back to another girl. I wanted to say something to him but I couldn't get a word out. My mom was still upset and has threatened to say how disappointed she was with him when we go this time. I'm scared I will get so nervous if he does look at me I will end up... getting sick on him. Sadly, I am only half kidding.

I also have a question to those Brave fans that had been to such events or any fans of bigger name players like Chipper. How were the lines? Is three hours enough time?


  1. Meeting someone you admire(or idolize)when it comes to professional sports does have the tendency to make you very excited and nervous at the same time. We all go through it. Just be yourself and have a good time!

  2. Remember, too, that ballplayers are people just like you and I. They've just worked hard to develop a skill at hitting (or pitching) a ball.