Elrod Hendricks, who has to be one of the all-time fan friendliest Orioles, would always BS with the fans in the centerfield seats at Camden Yards when he was the bullpen coach. We talked with him quite a few times when we sat out there. One time, Ellie was by the fence, and I saw Jeff Tackett (the backup catcher in those days) warming somebody up in the pen. Tackett had recently made an appearance in the movie "Dave," where Kevin Kline played a presidential look alike who has to pretend to be the president in some kind of emergency. Kline throws out the first pitch to Tackett in one scene.
I told Elrod that Jeff Tackett should have gotten the best supporting actor award for being in "Dave" because I actually believed he was a major league catcher. Well Elrod thought this was hilarious and said, "Wait a minute." Then he went and got Tackett to come over and said, "Tell him what you just told me."
I didn't have the heart to repeat my joke to Tackett. He barely was a major league catcher and wasn't long for the bigs. I just told him he was great in "Dave." Elrod was mock-pissed and said, "Aw man, that's not what you said before," laughing the whole time.
Elrod was a real good guy.