Rays Maddon meets his idol: Joe Namath
Rays manager Joe Maddon said he rarely gets exicted about meeting someone, but he was Tuesday with the chance to talk with his childhood idol, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath.
"'For me personally, it's quite a moment. I'm not usually starstruck but I have been today,'' Maddon said.
Namath, who lives in Tequesta, near Jupiter, said he was impressed with what he knew and heard of Maddon, a fellow Pennsylvanian. "I just like Joe's style and what I've read about him, and was flattered that he invited me to practice,'' Namath said.
Maddon and Namath, in his No. 12 Rays jersey. Photos by Marc Topkin.