Last Saturday I got the chance to brag about my favorite baseball player, Ken Griffey Junior, returning to Seattle and moving past Mark McGwire on the homerun list.
There was also Sammy Sosa blasting his 600th career shot, and a pair of superstars being welcomed to the world of parenthood. How do you top that week? Easy, convince a few more superstars to push it to the limit.
Jimmy Jordan, Kez McKorvey, Bobby Butler, Buddy Curry, and Rod Miller were just a few headliners that got our week started off the right way. These pro football players kicked off the United Way of the Big Bend Kids & Pros weeklong football camp at Maclay High School. In fact, it all began with a 24-24 tie in the Celebrity Pros versus Joes game.
The Rose City had a camp as well and Thomas County Central idol and FSU hero Charlie Ward was the architect. He held his annual hoops camp at 3 different schools in Thomasville.
Big Shaquille O’Neal was in Tallahassee chanting and putting the final touches on his 9-month reality TV shoot urging kids to eat healthy.
The basketball news only got bigger on Thursday when Greg Oden, 5 Florida Gators, and Seminole sensation Al Thornton were snatched up in the NBA draft.
Major League Baseball had milestones as well. Take your pick. Craig Biggio hit picked up his 3,000th career basehit, and the big hurt, Frank Thomas crushed his 500th homerun.
Without a doubt, this was a huge week in the world of sports.