Mark Langston threw out the first pitch in Monday's Angel game against the Cleveland Indians and was scheduled to sign autographs at the top of the second inning - I got in line [on the concourse behind the center field rocks] as the game started and was surprised there was one formed already; I guess one reason to go to the remaining home games this season would be to get autographs of a former Angels players.
One of the 'collector types' ahead of me got an 8x10 print of the Langston/Jim Abbott/Chuck Finley shot used in one of the subset cards in the 1993 Upper Deck set - the collector tried to sneak a second item [a card] for Langston to sign but the 'handler' standing and talking next to him snatched the card like a hawk and said autographs were only one per person.
I got Langston an 'oddball' card I picked up for a dime [at the Texas Rangers / Kansas City Royals spring training fanfest in 2009] because it had Tim Salmon's picture on it - as he was signing the card, Langston asked the handler if Salmon was around and the woman said he was actually at the stadium. If I overheard correctly, I thought it was funny that Langston didn't know Salmon was at the stadium.
Salmon has been doing the Angels Live pregame and postgame shows with Bill MacDonald and Jose Mota - for the first homestand of the 2011 season, which finishes up with a 4:05 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, I was waiting behind the rocks [where the postgame show is held] and during the top of the 9th inning, Salmon showed up - he was pretty much oblivious to the various fans [and I] wanting to him to sign something.
I had to wait around until the postgame show was finished before Salmon was finally done with his duties and eventually signed autographs - it was a good thing the ushers didn't kick fans out of the area, even though the rest of the stadium was being cleared out after the game.