The last time Edgar Renteria played in a minor-league game, Brock Bond was 9 years old.
It was 1996. One year before Renteria became a household name with his winning hit for the Florida Marlins in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series.
"I grew up in St. Louis watching him with the Cardinals," said Bond, naming another of Renteria's six stops in the major leagues. "Big fan."
Sitting nearby in the Fresno Grizzlies dugout, Renteria could only smile. Monday night at Chukchansi Park, where he and Bond were teammates in a 6-3 victory over the Portland Beavers.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Mizzou Baseball in the Minors
■ Brock Bond's fantasy teammate: Renteria helps Grizzlies during rehab stint (FresnoBee.com)