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Posted: 1/17/2015 8:25:14 PM EST
My son plays baseball and knows who he is because we have seen him several times. Especially on TV. He is known for not being very nice. It's true. But he smiled for the picture.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:32:04 PM EST
That's awesome. I sat right beside Greg Maddox's wife and kids at a braves game last year. He was up in the press box. She was very nice.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:32:57 PM EST
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:33:24 PM EST
The Big Unit! HOF'er!



Nice pic of him and your boy, grats Dad!

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:33:47 PM EST
Very cool.

An interesting side note is that he chose to be a Diamondback for his HOF plaque.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:34:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.
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That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:35:26 PM EST
The big unit!

5 Cy Young's and a perfect game.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:36:04 PM EST
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That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.
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Originally Posted By SISUltra:
Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:46:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By SISUltra:
Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.



He was one helluva beast pitcher.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:49:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By SISUltra:
Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.

And the ball was going a hundred and ninety miles an hour.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:52:27 PM EST
Hall of Fame pitcher and accomplished bird hunter!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:53:36 PM EST
Baseball player? I don't know who he is. Anyway, he was nice enough to smile for a picture with your kid. That's gotta be worth something.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:57:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Baseball player? I don't know who he is. Anyway, he was nice enough to smile for a picture with your kid. That's gotta be worth something.
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I thanked him for his time.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:58:56 PM EST
Cool for your son ...
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:00:57 PM EST
Cool
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:02:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bjkb1f:
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Super cool OP!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:03:03 PM EST
I'll never forget John Kruk facing him in an All Star game. One fastball inside and Kruk said, "fuck this!", stepped over to the other batters box and put his helmet on backwards.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:03:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:

Super cool OP!
http://cdn.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/randyjohnson.gif
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:
Originally Posted By bjkb1f:
Hall of Fame pitcher and accomplished bird hunter!

Super cool OP!
http://cdn.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/randyjohnson.gif



Oh yeah, and that!

He hates pigeons!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:05:09 PM EST
That's awesome. Your son looks stoked
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:05:48 PM EST
I remember watching his perfect game against my Braves live on TV.


Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:07:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:

Super cool OP!
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:
Originally Posted By bjkb1f:
Hall of Fame pitcher and accomplished bird hunter!

Super cool OP!
http://cdn.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/randyjohnson.gif

That dove was out of season.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:07:46 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:10:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
I'll never forget John Kruk facing him in an All Star game. One fastball inside and Kruk said, "fuck this!", stepped over to the other batters box and put his helmet on backwards.

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I was going to mention the same damn thing.

One of the funniest live moments I've ever seen.



Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:11:38 PM EST
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I now realize why he was kind of short with me. One of the ladies we are with congratulated him and she had her phone and he told her he didn't want to take a picture. But I guess he couldn't say no to a seven year old.

He probably thought we were going to make a big deal out of him being there. Nobody really noticed he was there. He watched me for a minute and realized I wasn't paparazzi or a crazed fan and relaxed again.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:12:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
I'll never forget John Kruk facing him in an All Star game. One fastball inside and Kruk said, "fuck this!", stepped over to the other batters box and put his helmet on backwards.

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not Krukie, but Larry Walker


Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:13:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:13:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By USPcompact:


I was going to mention the same damn thing.

One of the funniest live moments I've ever seen.



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Originally Posted By USPcompact:
Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
I'll never forget John Kruk facing him in an All Star game. One fastball inside and Kruk said, "fuck this!", stepped over to the other batters box and put his helmet on backwards.



I was going to mention the same damn thing.

One of the funniest live moments I've ever seen.





Agreed

ETA: I'm thinking of him facing Larry Walker, as point out a few posts up.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:13:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:16:51 PM EST
Seen him once, must be ten foot tall.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:16:54 PM EST
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Lol
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:22:48 PM EST
Ah, right it was Larry Walker!

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:25:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
Ah, right it was Larry Walker!

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Eh, easy mistake. They both look like beer league softball players.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:37:13 PM EST
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That's cool. Treat them like normal people, cuz they are normal people. They just have/had highly visible jobs.

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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:44:27 PM EST
He's also a BIG Rush fan!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:52:01 PM EST
I've never seen someone throw so hard so effortlessly.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:55:26 PM EST
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And a drummer.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:07:29 PM EST
I miss when the All-Star game was a time for the players to have fun.

I always liked Johnson and would have liked to meet him. Playing catch with him would be fun IMO.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:14:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By spin-drift:
I miss when the All-Star game was a time for the players to have fun.

I always liked Johnson and would have liked to meet him. Playing catch with him would be fun IMO.
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I agree about the All Star game. It shouldn't mean anything but a fun game.

I was a catcher from Pee Wee's through high school and I'd love to catch one fastball from Johnson. Just one would be enough.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:15:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:

Super cool OP!
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:
Originally Posted By bjkb1f:
Hall of Fame pitcher and accomplished bird hunter!

Super cool OP!
http://cdn.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/randyjohnson.gif


That is just ridiculous! What are the odds of that happening? LOL.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:18:30 PM EST
Pretty cool. Funny how he to sit down to get in the picture with your kid

I knew a guy who owned one of his Porsche's. The stick was offset and the seat went back further. Supposedly it was modified at the factory.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:21:21 PM EST
Always struck me as just a good 'ol boy who wanted to be left alone. I get why he may not be the most polite person when he has people making demands on his time.

Seems like he recognized another good 'ol boy and was alright with ya.'

Not everyone is like the OP.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:43:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By watchwatch:
Pretty cool. Funny how he to sit down to get in the picture with your kid

I knew a guy who owned one of his Porsche's. The stick was offset and the seat went back further. Supposedly it was modified at the factory.
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He was actually sitting down when I approached him. He just stayed sitting because my boy is tiny compared to him lol.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:36:35 PM EST
As a Braves fan, I hate him. As a baseball fan, the dude is amazing.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:39:20 PM EST
It's funny as shit to see my father's name as the subject of a post on ARFCOM.... hahaha
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:00:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SISUltra:



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.
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Originally Posted By SISUltra:
Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.


Get that picture signed if you get the chance.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:31:39 AM EST
He was one of my favorite pitchers to watch. He made everything a mental game. I would love to see a "field of dreams" match up between he and Ty Cobb.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:43:26 AM EST
He was a neighbor of mine when he played for the Mariners. He and his family kept to themselves most of the time. However, when he was social, he was very friendly...quiet, but pleasant.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:44:14 AM EST
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Double tap.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:46:11 AM EST
That's great, your son will cherish that photo for a long time.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:04:07 AM EST
That is so cool. I consider him the best player to ever put on a Diamondback uniform. He gave us many great years.

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:10:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By SISUltra:
Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I watched him, Andy Benes, and I forget the third pitcher play home run derby during spring training in AZ. They were the only three on the field at the time. Loser was buying beers that night . It was pretty funny to watch them talking shit to each other seeing who could hit the most home runs.



That's funny. I didn't realize Randy is almost seven feet tall. I didn't see him standing up. Honestly I will probably see him tomorrow. He is somehow involved in the same event as I am for my daughter.


That is what made his fastball even harder to hit.

By the time he released the ball he was pretty much touching the batter's nose.


When he was with the Yankees I saw him pitch against the Rangers. I was sitting between home and first and this is exactly what I observed. He beat the crap out of my Rangers but he was fun to watch.
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