All the heroes and legends I knew as a child
Have fallen to idols of clay ...
- Styx, "Show Me the Way," © 1997
The recent Weekend Update thread included a couple of reminiscinces, including one from Bauxite GeoffAtMac, who met Jimmy Key in 1992, back when, as he put it, he "was a young lad of 10 years of age." (Yo, Geoff, that makes you what, 22? You're still a young lad. Hmph.); another was from from GregH, whose sons met Mr. Blue Jay, Ernie Whitt, quite recently. Which brings us to today's ...
Question of the Day: Did you ever meet a big league ballplayer when you were a young lad (or lass) of 10 or so? Who was it? What do you remember about the experience? (Ed. Note: this QOTD is not to be confused with the popular Batter's Box Personal Stories Of Brushes With Third-Rate Celebrity Contest from a few hundred threads ago. But third, fourth- and even tenth-rate ballplayers are just fine.)
And in the Make Your Own Roundup vein, we can start with reports that Carlos Delgado has an offer from the Marlins, Eric Munson may get Corey Koskie's old job in the Twin Cities, while former Jay and Expo leading men Raul Mondesi and Tony Armas found new homes -- or, in Armas' case, re-signed the lease on his old one. (Source for all these: ESPN.com, BBRRS = Dan Patrick's hair.) What else is going on out there?