Originally Posted by 34rancher
In a way, I can't blame him too much though. His generation didn't make as much bank as the last couple of generations have.
You're saying he's justified in being a jagoff to fans at a fan convention as an ambassador of the team because he didn't make enough money as a player 35 years ago? All the while, he has been paid millions of dollars as an announcer over the past 30 years, and the announcers of his generation (Jimmy Piersall for example) never came close to that kind of coin.
Or are you saying he should continue to be a jag and start a side business on ebay of selling his sweet spot signed balls? Baines already explained to you that those wouldn't sell for the price of a new unsigned ball. Look up Joe Charboneau memorabilia and get back to me.
All that said, he was friendly with me for a couple of moments and claimed he never wanted to leave at the end of last year FWIW.