August 7, 2008 Murrieta, California
Jose Arredondo from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic was signing autographs at a Dairy Queen at Murrieta. This is his first year in the Major Leagues. He has been impressive for the Angels. If Frankie Rodriguez leaves via free-agency this winter, the Angels might have their future closer in Arredondo. Check out his stats coming out of the Bullpen: 4 wins 0 Losses, 1.03 e.r.a. and 30 K’s in 35 Innings. About the autograph, I got him to sign my Angels team mini-helmet. I was the 3rd person in line. He was scheduled to sign at 11:30 am. I showed up around 8:30 am. It was a good decision because when I left, lots of fans showed up. Jose was cool. I talked to him in spanish and he seemed surprised. Let’s just say I think I was the only Hispanic there. He talked to me like if he knew me and said “Hola, como esta la familia?” (how is the family doing?) Nice dude.