Austin Nola was a superstar at LSU and a member of the 2009 National Championship team. He has since been drafted by the Miami Marlins and is currently working his way through the minor leagues. His little brother Aaron is currently LSU's #1 starting pitcher.
The Marlins played an exhibition game against the New Orleans Zephyrs a few weeks ago and let Austin came to bat twice. While hitless in both at-bats, he inspired a lot of cheering when he took the plate.
Dock Ellis has one of my favorite stories in sports. Most baseball fans already know it, but for those who don't here's a quick recap:
On June 12th, 1970, Dock travelled with his team to San Diego to play the Padres. At 2:00pm he took a hit of LSD to pass the time on his day off. The only problem was it was not his day off - he was pitching at 6:05pm. So he went to the ballpark, and he pitched.....a no-hitter. Score one for the hippies.
This is Dock's '71 card, so it mentions half the story (the half about the no-hitter). This guy had a crazy career involving mace, hair curlers and lots of amphetamines. I recommend you check it out.
Did somebody say "Griffeys?"