Nothing better than talking to guys in the lobby and listening to the stories they tell. Here's a couple more for you.
You remember Aaron Sele's story yesterday about Lou Piniella coming to the mound and asking him if he could get the next batter?
Well, someone who was with the team when Sele and Piniella were Seattle Mariners turned the tables this morning - and got a big laugh with this one:
"There were double doors behind the dugout with little windows in each, and during one game Aaron was hit hard and Lou pulled him early.
"Sele was hot, and he was back in the tunnel behind the dugout kicking things, then he picked up a bat and started swinging it. He goes to those double doors and swings and shatters one of the little windows - and glass comes flying into the dugout.
"Lou was standing in front of those doors, and glass gets all over him. Guys on the bench are watching, and Aaron comes out, a little horrified to see Lou covered in glass.
"Lou looks at Aaron and says, 'Son, if you threw the ball as hard as you swung that bat, you'd still be in the damned game.'"
And this story, from former pitcher and now Angels executive Ken Forsch, who won 114 games in his career - one of them a no-hitter:
"I always tell guys to play as long as they can so there will be no regrets. I did. I can tell you the day I knew it was over, too.
"I was facing Don Mattingly and (catcher) Bob Boone was giving me the signs and I kept shaking him off. I only had four pitches, and I realized I didn't have one I thought I could get Mattingly out with.
"The last out I got was when somone was thrown out at the plate. I walked into the dugout and told (manager) Gene Mauch 'That's it. I'm done.'"