Monday, October 27, 2008

Who Is Your Favorite Player of All Time

Growing up in Kansas City, my favorite player was of course, #5 George Brett. Sabermetrics guys will tell you there is no such thing as a clutch hitter, but after watching Brett play, I tend to disagree. George seemed to come through for the Royals in clutch situations on a nightly basis. The Royals actually had important games back then too. If you are under 30, you probably won't remember that, but from about 1975 to 1985, the Royals and Yankees battled for the AL Pennant on a yearly basis. One of my greatest regrets was when I got the chance to sell George Brett a computer. I was working at the local Gateway computer store, and George came in. He happened to be good friends with the owner of Gateway, Ted Waitt. I instantly recognized Mr. Brett and made sure I was the sales rep to take care of him. He ended up buying a top of the line laptop and almost every accessory you can think of. He then asked if I could set it up for him. Being young and stupid, without thinking I blurted out that all you have to do is plug in a few things to the back of the laptop and turn it on. This was indeed true, but I missed out on the opportunity to talk baseball one on one with one of the games all time greats. So George, if by some strange twist of fate you happen to read this, let me know the next time you need a computer set up. I'll fly to KC and set it up free of charge. Well, my only charge will be one great baseball story. Go Royals!


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