Video: Gary Carter at All-Star Game Fanfest
This is kind of depressing, if it all turns out to be true…
Via Barstool Sports:
Youtube description – The 2010 MLB All Star game is being held in Anaheim this year and Major League Baseball puts on an event called “Fanfest” for the public. The event costs between $25-$30 a person for admission and one of the PERKS in the advertisements is that you get the opportunity to meet some Hall Of Fame players with all autographs being FREE with your paid admission. For the most part the players were great about signing and posing for photos (Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, etc.) Until it came time for Gary Carter. People lined up about an hour or two before he got there just to hear after he arrived that he WOULD NOT SIGN ANYTHING FOR FANS except a white piece of paper! He did however sign for SOME FANS IF THEY DONATED MONEY TO HIS CHARITY!!!! A lot of people left after waiting in line out of anger because they were selling his memorabilia (8×10 photos, baseball cards, baseballs,etc.) that people thought he would sign…especially since every other player there was doing so. The people working the event apologized and said that it wasn’t supposed to be this way and they were unaware that he was going to do something like this. A few people ALLEGEDLY over heard his agent expressing dissatisfaction that there was no profit being made…he must have meant BESIDES WHAT THE MLB ALREADY PAYS these players to show up and do this in the first place.