Chapman and the Bats

buck1982

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Louisville was in town the past 3 days. Had time to kill all three nights so figured for sure I would get Aroldis. Thursday night the guy with him said he would sign the next day after sneaking out a ticket gate instead of normal way out. Friday night he flat out ignored and ended up signing for the girlfriend of a dealer here. Today before the game it was me and a 8 year old kid with his dad. The kid asked for a picture with him and got a dirty look and told no way. I could've cared less to get his autograph, was dissapointed, but to tell a kid no way to get a picture when theres 2 people around total is a bit much. In total he signed 4 autographs over the 3 days they were here. Not sure if hes just that unfriendly(gave plenty of dirty looks) or has been 'warned' of how terrible autograph people are. He definately needs to work on his control after seeing him pitch Thursday. Anytime pitches hit the backstop in the air is not a good sign.

Did well with everyone else:
Ted Power- 87 Topps(FT)
Jared Burton 1 card
Sam LeCure 1 card
Matt Maloney 1 card
Wilkin Castillo 1 card
Chris Burke 3 cards
Zack Cozart 2 cards
Juan Francisco 2 cards
Todd Frazier 2 cards
Chris Valaika 1 card
Drew Sutton 2 cards
Josh Anderson 3 cards
Wladimir Balentin 04 Just for set
Mario Soto-87 Topps for set
 

dan5

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You might want to change your title so you don't get suspended for inappropriate language.
 

CW13

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i personally liked the original title and found it neither offensive or inappropriate...

i met lecure a few times, very good kid...hope he can make it to the bigs but not sure his stuff is good enough
 

buck1982

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i personally liked the original title and found it neither offensive or inappropriate...

i met lecure a few times, very good kid...hope he can make it to the bigs but not sure his stuff is good enough

Hes been pitching well as of late and was definately a nice guy. Had a guitar with him when he came out.
 

dan5

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Good job on the rest...

Chapman sounds like a jerk.

So because the guy doesn't sign autographs he is a jerk? If that is the case then most of the players playing today are jerks.

Some of these guys don't speak English very well and because of that they are uncomfortable interacting with the fans.

I see this all the time during Spring Training. Maybe if someone that was there spoke Spanish to him, he might have been more receptive to signing autographs or taking pictures.
 

NYMets6986

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So because the guy doesn't sign autographs he is a jerk? If that is the case then most of the players playing today are jerks.

Some of these guys don't speak English very well and because of that they are uncomfortable interacting with the fans.

I see this all the time during Spring Training. Maybe if someone that was there spoke Spanish to him, he might have been more receptive to signing autographs or taking pictures.

I dont think it is the fact that he signs autos or not makes him a jerk, its that he was giving dirty looks and wouldn't take a picture with a young fan.....

congrats on the other successes
 

dan5

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Maybe he was giving "dirty looks" because he didn't understand what people were saying to him.

It is also the opinion of buck1982 that he was giving "dirty looks". Maybe that is the way he looks all the time. I mean none of us posting here knows the guy personally so how can you say he is a jerk?
 
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wmhc28413

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Maybe he was giving "dirty looks" because he didn't understand what people were saying to him.

It is also the opinion of buck1982 that he was giving "dirty looks". Maybe that is the way he looks all the time. I mean none of us posting here knows the guy personally so how can you say he is a jerk?



im pretty sure even if he does not understand what people are saying to him when he sees a person or a little kid with a sharpie and item in there hand saying something to him he must have some clue in his head that they would like his auto... but in the long run its up to him if he wants to sign... just my two cents...


congrats on the pick ups!!!!
 

buck1982

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I think it was pretty much consensus with everyone that encountered him that he was not the friendliest guy towards autograph people and as I said, I am guessing that it is mostly due to being warned about how terrible autograph people are in the US. 2 of the times we saw him he had a guy with him telling him to ignore us who we figured was an interpreter of sorts. He looked like he had fun out on the field and was laughing with teammates so he probably is a decent guy.
 
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