1988 Topps – Matt Branham
When going to see the Tincaps play in South Bend I knew that there were a few good Padres prospects on that team. The two big named outfielders were not playing. One of the pitchers though was throwing in game one. That was Matt Branham. Out of the two pitchers to go that day Matt had the worse day, but he is still thought highly off in their organization.
I took this picture as Matt was warming up in the left field bullpen. You can get real close to the players in the minors with little effort. This is a great way to brush up on some of my skills.