Trading Markets has a report on Josh Hamilton’s book signing in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 16, 2008. I really wish I lived in an area where I would have opportunities like this. NC State was actually my second choice for grad school, when I was making that decision. It was a distant second, because I really like the situation I had, but it was still second. Hindsight’s 20/20, I suppose. I really didn’t think to make a decision like that based on who might possibly appear for a book signing in October of 2008, anyways.
There were about 200 people at the signing in Raleigh, and by the account here, it was a positive experience. He looked fans in the eye, and had time for a brief chat with those who wanted it. I’ve seen some signings where it looks like the guest of honour was just dragged out of bed, and they act like it. I’m glad to see Josh made it worth people’s time. He kidded a youngster who showed up wearing a Red Sox jersey, “What’s going on here?” And when asking a 7 year old who his favorite player was, he got the simple answer, “You.”
If anyone else attended a book signing, please drop a comment and tell me how it went. I’d love to hear about it, and share it with anyone else who stumbles on this blog.