My father once played slow pitch softball in a Men's over 60 League. Most of the guys can still hit and throw, but as we get old, we lose our ability to run. Once my father drilled a line drive to right center that looked like a good, clean, hit... until the Right Fielder threw him out at first base.
I yelled, "Dad, that's embarrassing... getting thrown out at first on a hit to Right Center like that!"
He said, "You missed last week... they threw me out on a hit to Left Center...."....
Fortunately, the Expos apparently still thought highly enough of him and Dave McNally to trade us Ken Singleton and Mike Torrez for them on my birthday!
After Don Buford spoiled us during the three consecutive World Series seasons, Bumbry (26 years old then) and Coggins (22) providing tremendous excitement at the top of the lineup in our division-winning '73 season. Not only were they constantly on base, they banged out plenty of extra-base hits, and were threats to steal. I remember the triples (20 in only 745 combined ABs) being especially fun.
Bumbry: 356 ABs, 73 runs, 15 doubles, 11 triples, 7 HRs, 23 SBs, 34 BBs--.337/.398/.500/.898, 154 OPS+.
Coggins: 389 ABs, 54 runs, 19 doubles, 9 triples. 7 HRs, 17 SBs, 28 BBs--.319/.363/.468/.831, 134 OPS+.
He’s been working auto with his nephew and Lamar Jackson. I read that he’s lobbied Lamar and is looking for a chance to play with Hollywood.
Would the Ravens do it?
Could his nephew keep him in check?
Would he agree to a contract with little or no guaranteed money?
Would the NFL allow him back after a short suspension?
It's a problem. You can't flip a switch and suddenly be cool. The closest I can get my kids to watch a baseball game is Youtube highlights. Or physically take them to OPACY. But they won't watch a whole game of anything, even a two-hour soccer match, and they're good soccer players who love to wear their favorite team's gear.