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Autographs I obtained as a kid include…

One from this fellow, the third of the famed Alou brothers.

This isn't my card. Jesus signed a ball for me at long-gone Crosley Field in Cincinnati.

I have no recollection of saying his name or how I might have pronounced it. Chances are, he wasn't the player whose attention I was trying to attract.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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