Re: Jared Burton
One of the nicest ballplayers i've ever met. He came down to the bar where i work one sunday night. He knew my buddy who plays accoustic that night and he let jared play guitar for a while and just sang. At the end of the night, jared, the singer, and a couple employees stayed around drinking and hangingg out until about 4:30, talking about baseball, music, and life in general.
He offered to get me tickets for the next day's afternoon game, and while i was a bit wary that it was all talk and he'd forget, sure enough, the tickets were at will call for me the next day.
He was on the dl at the time, not staying out all hours when he might pitch the next day.
Almost forgot, he came back a month or two later and saw me, and asked if i got the tickets. I was surprised that he remembered me. He's a really friendly, genuine guy, one of the best athletes i've met.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.