A guy in full Phillies uniform walked into Fan Fest and started signing autographs. He sure looked the part… but then it’s always advisable to know your big league rosters. Watch the video and you’ll see all kinds of memorabilia being signed by…who?
A person who knows game worn jerseys would realize the Phillies haven’t worn this exact style since 2001.
Someone who knows his team’s players and top minor leaguers would probably know there’s no "Yeager" anywhere in the system.
But then, those who go to the All Star Fan Fest in New York are desperate to see someone famous. He’s trim, fit and tall. Even has wristbands like he’s ready for the game. And hey, he’s here so he must be a player, right?
Actually, the guy with "Yeager" on his back is Cole Yeager and he’s been dressing up in full uniform at Phillies games for two years. Fans in Philly who’ve caught onto him don’t seem to mind.
But the tale might be different for the kids who got his name on their baseball alongside a real Hall of Famer. Amazingly, his charade went on for quite some time before someone tipped off some folks wearing a different kind of uniform.