Tuesday, August 19, 2014
667th Place - Ron Roenicke
I've mentioned before that I'm a die-hard Orioles fan, but I'm ashamed to admit that, as a kid, I don't think I realized Gary Roenicke was Ron's brother. It's not like they have a common last name. Gary was a very rugged looking guy, while I always thought Ron was a bit dorky in appearance. Those glasses aren't helping. Maybe Ron is discussing his specs with fellow four-eyes Greg Grosss? That's him in the corner, after all.
All teasing aside, Ron is having a heck of a season as the skipper for the Milwaukee Brewers this year. He's starting to pick up steam for "Manager of the Year" consideration.
About 14 years ago I threw away a lot of my common cards from the late 80's and early 90's. My professional career requires me to move quite a bit, and I didn't want to lug around junk cardboard. I completely regret it now. Just think of how many future manager of the year cards are now in a landfill. I apologize, Ron. I should have known better.
(Gary's son and Ron's, nephew, Josh, has made it to the big leagues off and on the past few years. That's a heck of a baseball family...)