I was so excited.
During this past Friday's Dodgers FanFest autograph voucher sale I was able to nail down the one autograph that had eluded me for so long. I was able to get a voucher for Adrian Gonzalez!
He was scheduled to sign during session #5 starting in the early afternoon - at 2:10 PM. (You can see the original schedule here)
Now, after receiving an email from the Dodgers that initial excitement has been totally deflated - like pummeled with a brush filled with sharp pointy needles.
Apparently, AGon will not be signing autographs at the previously allotted at time. It has been changed!
Adrian Gonzalez has been moved to Session #1. Per an email I received:
Adrian Gonzalez will now be signing autographs with Jerry Hairston Jr. from 10:10-11:00am (instead of 2:10-3:00pm). There are a limited amount of vouchers still available for this session. If you would like to exchange your 2:10-3:00pm voucher for Adrian's new 10:10-11:00am session, you may do so on a first come, first serve basis.There are instructions to exchange my ticket for the early morning session, but as I write this little post I still remain on-hold waiting to talk to a representative. Ugh!
Will I be able to make the exchange, or will I be facing another year of autograph hunting futility. I guess only time will tell.
BTW, the Dodgers sneakily changed the entire autograph schedule on their website. See it below. Click on the pic to embiggen.
Below is the original schedule.
Obviously, with Brandon Beachy being outrighted to the minors yesterday having him scheduled to sign in the morning wasn't optimal. Naturally, they wanted to replace him with somebody... But did they have to move Adrian?
And I know some of you are thinking, "well, Yasmani Grandal ain't bad." And, yeah, he's fine, but he's no Adrian Gonzalez.
I'm so irked right now.
UPDATE: WooHoo! I'm happy again. I just got off the line with a rep and I was able to exchange my old ticket for a new one. As of this update (4:58 Pm), as passed along by the rep, there are about 14 tickets left for exchanges.
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