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Character of Longo : Someone help me!


Just got back from KC and saw two great games against the Royals. Being a long time Rays fan, i enjoy going to KC every year when the Rays come into town, and i get autos of all the players i can.

  Longoria, being the flagship character he is, of course i would want his autograph. Me and everyone else, right? I was there in the morning to greet him from his cab, got close to the dugout during BP, and waited after the games on Friday and Saturday night.  This IS NOT a story from a sore sports fan that didn't get an auto from a superstar, but it is a Rays fan that is sad in the way Evan handled himself. He did sign, he signed for people in Royals gear, and little kids whose dads sent them to get his signature. But he didn't sign for this true Rays fan, with green TB hat, and 2001-2003 Rays jersey. He didn't sign for my wife with her jersey and blue hair. I guess, we showed we were true fans, and got no love. Saturday night, as he exited the stadium to his cab, i pleaded with him, "Please sign, i've been trying all weekend." I was met with, "i've signed enough today." And that's fine. It is. But then he waited for his cab for 5 minutes and while other people (all 8) kept begging for him to sign, i realized i had lost with him, and went home.

 My point is, I feel Longoria didn't treat his road fans very well. It's left a bitter taste in my mouth. I was a Rays fan before Evan, and i will be when he is gone. I guess i feel like i should get special treatment because my wife and i were the only ones around the stadium in Rays gear!

 What i want now, is for some other people to share good stories of Evan and BJ signing or treating their fans well. I know those total 3 min i spent walking next to Evan is not what he is as a person, but i thought he would try and sign for fans of the team.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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