Originally Posted by Blimpie
Oh yeah, my younger brother was also with me at that same golf tourney and had always grown up idolizing Vince Coleman (for some reason). When he approached Coleman to get his autograph, he was so nervous that all he thought to say to him was: "Hello Vince. Wow, you smell good..."
Coleman stopped in mid signature--I am sure he considered calling security at that moment. I crap you negative. To this day, that phrase is still holiday dinner table fodder.
That is awesome.
I almost did something worse to Pete Rose at a charity golf event. True story: I was in the restroom and suddenly, there's Peter Edward Rose, The Hit King, at the urinal next to me. If I had reacted on my first instincts, the scene could have been ugly and Mr. Rose's shoes (and maybe more) would have gotten moist. Thankfully, I waited for him to exit the restroom before telling him I'd noticed his World Series ring while we were at the urinals.