This is a short article in the Pioneer Press, but two nuggets from it:
- Justin Morneau is pretty ambivalent about autographs because he knows most of the people trying to get them are memorabilia guys who are going to turn around and sell it; and
- His autographs are very legible because Harmon Killebrew told him he needed to write his name clearly when he signs.
To sum up: Harmon Killebrew > baseball memorabilia guys. As if you expected anything else.
That aside, I’m totally with Morneau here. Every time I see an autograph scrum I see a handful of kids who legitimately want an autograph from a player they root for and admire and a bunch of seedy-looking dudes with bad sunglasses and gross mustaches, carrying briefcases full of cards and pictures which you know they’re going to sell later. Just kinda sad.