Although this is a Yankees blog, I do often blog about my experiences in the baseball community.
Last Saturday night, I had the great opportunity of going to the annual Rays dinner. The name of the dinner has changed over the years, but this year, it was “Dinner with Chris Archer and Friends”
Friends may be an understatement. Some of the “friends” of Chris included potential Hall-of-famers, Alex Rodriguez, Roy Halladay, and Dante Bichette. Although A-Rod was not in attendance, the others were.
The nigh started off with some signings from the players. Kevin Kiermaier, Alex Cobb, Jake Odorizzi, and former Ray, Jake McGee.
After getting some signatures from some very cool players, I got to sit down and listen to some great speeches from some of the inductees. Dwayne Staats and Marc Topkin started off the evening with some introductory speeches.
It was a packed house. Nearly every seat was full.
Chris Archer was the hit of the evening. Over the years, the Rays have had multiple personalities host their events. In my opinion, Chris Archer was the best. He is such a humble, promising player, that keeps the audience entertained throughout the evening.
He stayed after and signed autographs for many fans.
After Chris waved goodbye to everybody, I think that I can speak for the people there when I say that it was a night to remember.
Thank you Chris Archer, and I hope there are many more to come.