On 5/26/16 I met up with several other Walter Johnson High School graduates to meet up with Tim Kurkjian. Annually, Tim will get together with alumni to talk baseball. It is fascinating listening to him . He has a lot of knowledge of the game. He has been a baseball sports writer for his entire career. He worked for Sports Illustrated and currently works for ESPN. He is regularly on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. In addition, he is one of the sports writers that casts votes for the Major League Hall of Fame and has also written 3 books. The most recent one, “I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies”, is gem. I would recommend it to learn about baseball and about Tim.
There are very few people that I know that love their job the way he does, almost as if he doesn’t really have a job. Where else can you get paid to go to baseball games, talk to the stars, and tell everyone about baseball.
[Back story: I have known Tim since about 2nd grade. His family lived a few blocks from my family in Bethesda, Maryland. We went to the same grade schools, Ashburton Elementary, North Bethesda Junior High, and Walter Johnson. I even went with him to safety patrol camp in 6th grade. Another cool thing in my opinion is that I have been in several restaurants and bar across the country and look up and see Timmy talking on the TV. Another cool thing is who do you know that has people imitate your voice and how many people do you know that have a bobble head of them?]
[While this may not really be a retirement experience, I did this in retirement and I had a chance to talk to others that have retired. I still intend on meeting another ‘celebrity’]