My son Michael is a Huge New York Yankees Fan. On July 24, 2005, the Yankees were visiting and playing our Anaheim Angels. I paid waaaay too much for tickets on Ebay but this game was worth every penny. I called the Stadium the day before the game to inquire about the possibility of my son getting up close to the players before the game (our seats were nosebleeds). The operator was the nicest lady I have had the pleasure to speak with. She not only told me what to do, but also told me about the run the bases event at Sunday games.
We arrived at the game 2 hours early trying to get autographs, we were on the Yankees side and no matter how much we and every other fan begged., the players would not even turn to look at us. Ushers let us get soooo close to the field and we got a few pictures. They really are nice (ushers), if you are nice and they know that is not your area but you want to grab a quick pic they let you.
The best part of the day came at the end of the game. Angels are loosing, it is the bottom of the 8th inning so we decide to start heading down. We went to the area right behind the Angels dug out and asked the usher if it would be possible to take a close picture of Derek Jeter at the plate. The usher looked and decided since most people had already left, he let us sit in the front row behind the Angels dug out. I was 5 ft away from Vladimir Guerrero and yelled out his name, he turned around, said hi, smiled and made fun of my son's Yankee Jersey, it was cool to joke with him (in), I asked him for a ball and Vladimir got down from the fence he was standing on and was lost under the dugout for a few minutes, at that point game ended and thought he was gone. We started to walk away and then we heard a "Hey" it was Vladimir, he was standing there waiting for us to come back for our ball. He could have left at game end but didn't.
My son threw him a Sharpie and he signed it and so did a few of the other players. My son still loves the Yankees as a team but we all agree that the Angels love their Fans.
Thanks guys :o)