Monday, January 3, 2011

Jerry Lomastro

Sent: 10/18/10
Received: 1/3/11
Time: 77 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1986 ProCards Toledo Mud Hens, 1987 TCMA Rochester Red Wings
Item Received: 1986 ProCards Toledo Mud Hens, 1987 TCMA Rochester Red Wings.  Both signed in black ballpoint.

This return from former Twins minor league player Jerry Lomastro certainly makes for an odd start to the new year.  While I'm always happy to get a return and definitely don't mean to complain about getting a free autograph (or two), it's a shame when an inferior pen is used.  The one used by Jerry appears to be somewhere between a ballpoint and felt-tip pen and, as you can see, the smudging is pretty terrible.  Mr. Lomastro also wrote a brief note at the bottom of my request letter, thanking me for writing.  He then goes on to write, "I guess if I could of [sic] done a few things different I do believe Minn. would have been my final destination.  Life goes on."  I'm not totally sure what he's getting at.  I think he's trying to say he wishes he would have advanced further with the Twins, but it seems to read a little on the spooky side.

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