When scheduling player appearance such as Baseball Unplugged, please do not set up ridiculous rules like these:
New autograph policy: The first 100 fans will receive a ticket for the autograph portion of the event when they arrive at the door. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 4 pm. Additional opportunities to receive a ticket for the autograph session will take place during the event. The autograph session will run from approximately 8:30-9pm.Additional rules for fans:
- One autograph per player
- Must remain present at the event in order to redeem ticket for the autograph session
- Must present ticket to receive autograph
- No posed photographs
I have come up with a solution as to how your "autograph policy" should go.
The first 100 fans (that are NOT going to sell and make money off the autographs) will receive a ticket. All children (will not need a ticket) will enter the autograph line first, thus insuring they get an autograph since they appreciate it the most. After that will be the line of adults, teenagers, etc (with a ticket).
Please do not take the fun out of these events that some of us can not get to the venue to until 5-6pm, because most of us work real jobs for a living. When you put rules in place, you look like the dirty mean girls that run the Wild's autograph signings. They make these things not fun, and not enjoyable for those kids that look up to the players that they are getting to meet.
If anyone is unhappy about not getting to go through the autograph line that is above the age of 16 should be slapped and told to grow up and get over it. That's life. They should be happier to be there just to see and hear things about their favorite players and enjoy themselves. Plus, maybe they just need to relax and pull whatever is stuck where the sun don't shine out of that place.
Please, Twins PR people, give this some thought...otherwise those money making guys who have 20-30 of their friends come with them just so they can make more money will be all you have going through the line, and to me, that's what is not fair.
For The Love of the Game