Monday, April 27, 2009

Friendly Encounters

This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.

I discovered Sue and her husband Scott while doing some research for my weekly online piece for Global Traveler magazine. Sue has 2 great websites.
One is Dahoov's Autograph Collecting. In their own words:
We have designed the site to be a comprehensive "how to" site for the beginner to the advanced autograph collector. We cover everything from dealers to forgeries and everything in between.
Their other site is Dahoov's Place. This site is a look at their family scrapbook as they travel and collect autographs. From the U.S. to England to Qatar, their travels really are fitting for Global Traveler magazine.
In 2005 they met Chicago Cubs legend Bill Buckner at Tidewater Sports. Buckner and former Red Sox pitcher Bob Stanley were doing a signing.
Again, in their own words:

We did NOT get Bob Stanley's autograph. When paying high prices (though he was actually reasonable), we had to pick and choose. I don't like the fact that they get paid to sign this was an exception. I kind of felt sad for Bob when we did not get a sig; it was slightly embarrassing. But since Bill was both on the Cubs (Scott's team) and the Red Sox (my team), it was one we just had to get (minus that World Series ball between the legs thing). I'd have almost forgiven him, but on this day he was not very happy to be there.
Bob Stanley, Bill Buckner and Scott in Norfolk, VA-October 2005.

1 comment:

Hawks Fan Stan said...

Scott kinda looks like Bill Buckner.