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So, now that I'm home....it appears I have a lot to catch up on. So, I apologize if it appears I am posting too much. :P

In response to the Creative Challenges group I joined, here I go starting with the most recent challenge and working backwards. :)

In 1999, I believe it was, Robin Yount was at Milwaukee County Stadium to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I worked there, but I have to admit that I was not the biggest fan of baseball. Okay, it would be totally fair to say I thought the sport boring and uninteresting. However, the name Robin Yount stuck in my mind from my childhood. He was a Milwaukee Brewer great. I used to have his baseball card. Remember the days when you'd be walking down the street on a hot sunny summer day and there would be cops handing out baseball cards? I remember those days even now, as if I were nine years old yesterday. But, to get back to the story at hand, Robin Yount was there and I didn't think too much of it until I saw him. Now the guys I worked with planned ahead of time and had brought with them stuff for him to sign, should they be able to meet him. I was taking an empty tray back to the kitchen area when I saw him. A couple of co-workers ran up to him with baseballs to sign. I stood there for a second, trying to rack my brain for something he could sign. I ran back to the kitchen to drop off my tray and then yanked off my work hat. I ran up by the guys and when it was my turn, I asked if he'd sign my hat. I felt like a little kid when I met him. There was the Brewer great, standing there in front of me. And, now I had my hat in my hand with his name written in black sharpie on the underside of the bill of the hat. I left work that night in awe, but then wondered what I was going to do since it was a work hat. Due to a suggestion made by a co-worker, I left the hat at home when I had to work next and told a lady at work that I'd lost my hat. I was a tad ashamed for lying to her, but I admit feeling overjoyed that I could keep the hat with the great Robin Yount's autograph. I will remember that evening for as long as I am able to access my memories. He was a great player and it has seemed, a great role model. That was the time I met Robin Yount. :)

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Comment by Faith Phillips on August 21, 2010 at 9:17pm
Great story and i can't blame you for keeping the hat!
Comment by wiffledust on August 21, 2010 at 8:33pm
awwwww...this is wonderful!!!! aren't our heroes great things? and isn't it super fun when you see them up close??? you wrote this well, carissa...thanks for participating in the creative writing challenges!!!! you have alot to say, kid! ;-)

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