■ Tim Jamieson was the guest on KFRU's The Closers last week and said he is looking forward to attending the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis, where he expects to see Ian Kinsler (03) as the starting second baseman.
■ Gary RHP Andy Shipman (03) named Northern League Pitcher of the Week (for the week ending June 21st) (northernleague.com)
Shipman, who has not allowed an earned run since being acquired by the RailCatson June 3rd, completed the week earning a league-high three saves. He also struck out three batters while only walking one in that span. Signed by the RailCats only six days after his release from the Kansas City T-Bones, he earned two of his three saves during the week versus his former team. He had played a key role for the T-Bones during their Championship drive of ’08, earning the victory in game two of the Northern League Championship Series.
■ Garrett Broshuis (02-04) disusses the ins and outs of autograph ettitquette in "Hey Number 47" (BaseballAmerica.com)
Wrong way: Indiscriminately yelling, asking for bats and gloves
This tells a player that you don't even care what name you get, you're just after a signature. You'd be just as happy with the batboy's signature. And we sure aren't giving our gloves or bats away. We have to use them!