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Reyes...a chance encounter today!

by Adam Bjaranson

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Posted on June 24, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:41 PM

So, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Brian Warner and I were in Famous Dave's BBQ today grabbing a bite to eat between shoots....when low and behold, Jorge Reyes--the Beavs winning pitcher last night--arrived with his entire family for lunch. Surely, I couldn't let an opportunity to "advance" a story get away....but I didn't want to interfere with their family time. I walked up to them after they ordered....and asked if we could put them all on camera. Their response....a collective "heck yeah".
They were a complete joy. Put Jorge on camera...asking him about his families journey to get here. If you hadn't heard, his grandparents drove some 1200 miles from Monterey, Mexico to come watch their grandson pitch. And he's getting rockstar status wherever he goes today. Reyes told me he's getting a lot of "Hip Hip Jorges'" today...with people coming up and asking for his autograph. Sometimes these things just fall in your lap....and we're glad they do :)
More later.....game time at 4:10 PST.
GO BEAVS!!

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