How fun. David Freese, MVP of the the recent World Series, the slugger who hit that long arching ball that changed the direction of it all, made an appearance to his Alma Mater, the University of Missouri, at the Tigers game with Texas, November 12. There he was, a young man fresh to his acclaim, wearing his ball cap backwards and paling around with students. Since I was down on the sidelines on the Mizzou side of the field I shamelessly congratulated him and snuck a hand shake.
No, I didn’t say, “Good job, son.”
Notoriety is new enough to him that shaking all the hands available is thrilling. We’ll see in ten years.