I got to meet him at a card show in Houston one summer and he made fun of me for taking his picture and he took a picture with me. SADLY!!!! I can't find that picture of us together at all, but I still have my signed ball by him and I got his 85 Topps rookie signed as well.
The last part of this great story is in 1998 the night he hit his 33rd off of Jose Lima, I was at the game and I caught a batting practice homerun ball. At the time a man offered me $30 for the ball and I told him there is no way I am giving up that ball. I still have it today and though it is worth nothing I still have that memory and that makes it priceless.
I know he is getting his life back on track and wants all this crap behind him. He is a very honest and straightforward man and all this did was put his life on hold. He made a bad judgement call and the stupid press will runaway with it for a week and then we will see how they really feel next year.
I am just so proud to wear his jersey and will still take up for him as one of the greatest power hitters ever.