The Baseball

15 Jul

When we were in Florida, the Atlanta Braves were having an exposition game at the Brevard County Manatees’ stadium. My neighbor, Gene, asked if he could take my seven-year-old son along with his sons to watch the game.I said, “Sure.”After the game, my son came home and told me what a good time he had. He showed me a baseball he had bought, and told me about eating hot dogs and peanuts. Then he went to bed.The next day, Gene was over.“Did you see the baseball your son bought?” Gene asked.“I did.” I answered.“We stood in line over an hour to get John Rocker’s autograph,” Gene said. The pitcher for Atlanta at the time was John Rocker. He was quite a controversial figure. In a January 2000 Sports Illustrated interview, Rocker had made some disparaging comments about New Yorkers. When asked whether he would ever play for the New York Yankees or the New York Mets, Rocker’s response was:

via The Baseball.

via The Baseball.

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