Saturday, June 3, 2023

David Eckstein Surprised Me at Fan Expo

Yesterday, I wrote about an extra surprise when I met actress Ashley Eckstein. Today, I feature that surprise, her husband David.

David had an excellent 10 year Major League Baseball career. He started with the Anaheim Angels, but also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres. He was the World Series MVP when his Cardinals won it all in 2006.

Of course as a Chicago Cubs fan, David and the Cardinals were rivals. Still, I am a baseball fan. Cubc loyalist or not, I would never pass a chance to meet a player like David.

As I wrote yesterday, always eep your eyes open at Fan Expo. You never know who might be with your favorite celebrity or just in the crowd. I was the first person to recognize David, which might not be a big deal, because most of the attendees are not hge baseball fans.

Fan Expo returns to Chicago August 10-13. As always, I will be "On the Beat" meeting all sorts of celebrities and creators.

For more info on Ashley, go to Also, check for updates and scheduling.

Ashley Eckstein and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2022.

David Eckstein and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2022.

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