Another Greinke story from Spring Training this morning:
Okay, so some of you already know, but I have social anxiety as well, which just makes me love Zack Greinke even more because if he can go up and pitch in front of thousands of people and talk to lots of media after, I can certainly handle whatever job I end up with.
Anyway, my point is, it takes a lot of effort for me to talk to a person I don’t know, and if I’m starstruck by them, it makes it that much harder. So I was standing along one of the quieter, farther-out roped-off pathways from the clubhouse to the practice field this morning, when I looked up and oh my god, there’s Zack Greinke coming along the path.
All of a sudden, I got super red in the face, my throat tightened up, and I had to really focus on getting words out when he walked by, but I did it.
I said, “Morning Greinke,” and my voice was all shakey and my heart was going like crazy and he didn’t look at me, but he mumbled something I couldn’t make out and nodded at the ground and I am so happy and proud of both of us for this incredibly awkward exchange.