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May 30, 2008

Brush With Greatness - Cubs' Style

JenkinsDave Letterman used to do a feature called "Brush With Greatness." You never know when or where you're going to run into a celebrity. I've had a few brushes with greatness through the years. Most of them have been in airports, where the famous and jet-set are always coming and going. Even in our small, Iowa town you occasionally see a celebrity or two. It was just a couple of years ago I ran into CBS News Anchor Harry Smith up on the town square.

So, perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me when I walked into the local sport's bar to catch the Cubs' game (because Mediacom refuses to carry CSN and I can't get Dish - thank you very little), and sitting there is Cubs' Hall-of-Fame pitcher, Fergie Jenkins. I just saw that he was in town for an appearance with the Iowa Cubs. I just didn't expect him to be sitting there in our little town's watering hole.

No, I didn't ask for his autograph. It's not my style. But, it was cool seeing him. When he left the Cubs were down 9-1 to the Rockies. Too bad he didn't stick around. The Cubs rallied and are now winning 10-9 in the top of the 9th.

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