Scouts are easy to spot at games. They typically wear lanyards with their ID badges around their neck. Unfortunately, the font can be difficult to read, so, unless you're up close, it can be a problem figuring out who they are.
At Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, many scouts
Last year while watching a New York Mets broadcast, they were playing the Miami Marlins in Miami. Mets broadcaster, Keith Hernandez pointed out a former teammate of his in the stands. It was Ed Lynch, who happened to be scouting that game. Ed Lynch's card instantly was added to my binder.
Today, while attending a Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins) vs. Dunedin Blue Jays game in Dunedin, Florida, carrying cards of scouts finally paid off. Ed Lynch was in attendance and scouting.
Ironically, Ed is a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, so it was weird to catch him at a game of an organization that he is employed by.
This particular game was loaded with scouts, but I was only able to read one person's badge, which also was a former Met, Bill Latham. Sadly, I don't have a card of him.
One person in attendance that I recognized immediately was former Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel. I got his autograph earlier this year.
I love getting autographs of players/coaches that I expect to see, but it's an even bigger thrill when someone you least expect to show up is there and you