In July of 2008, I got a call from one of my former baseball players, John Gall, to let me know he had been selected to play for the USA in the Bejing Olympics. He said their first workout would be at Santa Clara University in California before heading to Bejing, and that I might like to watch the workout. I didn't need much convincing as it's a fifteen minute ride from my home. The Team USA manager was Davey Johnson, now the manager of the Washington Nationals. The top photograph shows the highly-touted phenom Stephen Strasburg, still pitching for San Diego State. The bottom shot is me with John Gall after the workout. Nikon D300 with the 18-200 Nikkor.