The famous New York Met from the 1986 World Championship squad would sign autographs from 7 to 8 p.m., Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol announced as Mookie delivered one of the two ceremonial first pitches before game time of 6:40 p.m.
I went up to the concourse from our tabletop seats at, oh, 7:03 p.m., and noted the long line of fans snaking toward the left-field corner.
No, thank you, don’t need a scribble and howdy-do that badly.
I strode forward with my iPhone 8 in hand.
Stealth photo time.
Nobody seemed to mind.
I made sure not to bother the woman out of the photo to the left, who had waited for her moment with Mookie.