As many of you know I am a chemist when I’m not ripping open junk packs of wax. About two weeks ago I took a trip to Chicago for a conference which I do some marketing at. As I was walking around the floor I stopped by the US Pharmacopia booth because I thought I recognized someone. It wasn’t someone from the industry, it was a baseball player.
I took his business card and read the name Kevin Correa and I saw the big championship ring on his finger and realized that he had played college baseball when I was in College. So we got to talking when he mentioned his nephew Carlos Correa. Then I put everything together, you see Carlos Correa was the first overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.
To make a long story short, I got Kevin’s autograph, even though the highest level of play he reached was the Mexican Leagues and was promised if I send him a card he would get Carlos to sign it for me. I’ve met a lot of players and even some on trips I go on. I never thought I would make a baseball card contact at a chemistry convention. Go figure.