Standing in a long, winding line sounds like hell on the feet, especially at around ten in the morning on a Saturday. It sounds like a pain in the ass, right? Something you dread doing at the DMV. However, this Saturday was the 2010 Baltimore Orioles' Fanfest and this line was to meet and obtain an autograph from, deemed as many a sure fire superstar, Matt Wieters.
Waiting in the line, I had an hour. The hour was spent basically looking around the Baltimore Convention Center to see what to do next. It was also spent being annoyed by the other people in line. If you have ever waited for autographs, you know what I'm talking about. There are always people there that brag about players they met, nearly met, or saw from across the street.
Guy 1: "I can't wait to get this Matt Wieters' autograph!"
Guy 2: "Yeah, it should be good. But it won't top my autograph from Jesus Christ. We were good friends back in the day."
Anyway, as I was standing in line, I was observing the jerseys. Since the line was for Matt Wieters (Oh, and also Brandon Erbe and Alberto Castillo, but no one cares about them), there were Wieters' jerseys everywhere. Some of them from last season with the number 15 and rest with the number 32, planning for this up coming season.
I saw multiple jerseys with the number ten on the back. Obviously, most of them were accompanied with the name Jones, the 2009 All Star and Gold Glove winner. However, there were one or two more number tens sprinkled in there with a different name on the back, that of Miguel Tejada's.