Today I saw Freddy Garcia (pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, my team) when I was in Chicago. Â I doubt that many people recognized him, as it was on the street that I saw him. Â He looked nice, and really is a big, well-built fellow. This past summer I saw Moises Alou at Niketown when I went to look for new shoelaces. Â He was right ahead of me in line, and I didn't even realize that it was him until I was up in line. Â I managed to get his autograph. Â Alou bought over $1000 in merchandise. Â He was wearing Zegna jeans and a black shirt. Years ago I saw Antoine Walker and Walter McCarty at Niketown while they were still playing for Kentucky, and on Christmas Eve I saw Randy Brown at Lord & Taylor. Â I was lucky enough to manage to get the autographs of all three. Â Last year I went to ESPNZone with a few friends to see Jordan's (supposedly) last game. Â There we saw Kordell Stewart and a few other Chicago Bears, mostly dressed in Fubu and the like. My cousin's story about Kobe Bryant: he saw him at Borders one day in Chicago when the Lakers were in town to play the Bulls during the 2002-2003 season. Â My cousin asked for his autograph, which Kobe refused. Â Very shortly thereafter a couple girls asked to have a picture with him and get his autograph, and he happily agreed. Needless to say, my cousin was miffed.