Just an incredible moment – meeting a legend.
Wow! Tonight was incredible!! Me and my brothers’ family went out for dinner. As we were getting settled in, Jen turned to me and said, “Hey…doesn’t that guy look like…” and before she could finish I’d turned my head and saw him. Tommy Lasorda was sitting two tables away. I know that some of you who read this won’t know who that is, which is fine…(here’s his Wikipedia page…but suffice to say that he’s a pretty famous guy in baseball circles.)
Well, I couldn’t pass up the chance at meeting him. I canvased a couple of the waiters to see what the deal was, and I was assured he was a really friendly guy and open to talking with fans. So I approached him and was able to shake his hand, and tell him how much I admired him as a coach. Really a great experience. Well, as it happened when we were leaving, I was walking holding hands with Cailyn and he made us stop and talk some more. He chatted for a good long while with Cailyn and hugged all the kids, and posed for a photo with the family. It was really awesome…a surprise encounter of epic proportions!