I try not to express too much excitement over some of the cool things I get to experience in this job because I never want to sound like I’m bragging or anything. And the truth is, this job has great moments and stressful moments, like lots of jobs. Plus I have a sneaking suspicion that no one really cares.
But this — talking baseball with a real-live Hall of Famer — this was awesome. Ralph hung around chatting for about a half hour after we finished shooting. Unbelievable. Really nice guy, crazy good memory.
In the next part (SPOILER ALERT), we talk about how he hit a home run off Satchel Paige when he was 17.
When he was 17, Ralph Kiner hit a home run off Satchel Paige! And somehow I get to talk to talk to Kiner about it. I don’t mean that to sound like bragging, just wonder and disbelief.