Can you imagine being in your work place and having Brooks Robinson and Eddie Murray walk in, sit down and talk to you? My first thought was “how many of those players had no clue of who they were?” I know you’re not supposed to idolize athletes, but I absolutely idolized both of them, and still do to this day. I have a picture of the last time I met Brooks. He was doing a private autograph session and I mentioned the name of my wife’s uncle. He immediately asked “how is old Tom?” We talked for almost 10 minutes - I was in heaven. I felt bad for the people behind me, but I wasn’t about to tell Brooks that he had to stop talking.
As for the game, I keep waiting for the real Austin Voth to show up.
Brooks is like everyone's uncle in Baltimore. What a great story.