Writer Tom Scanlon
Randy Johnson was quite a ballplayer, a 6-foot, 10-inch fireball pitcher who won 300 games in the big leagues and had 4,875 strikeouts, second only to Nolan Ryan in the history of baseball.
So is it a big deal that his daughter, Willow, plays volleyball for Notre Dame Preparatory High School? Are the girls on the team starstruck seeing one of the all-time greatest pitchers in the stands?
Not really, says the talented young coach, Sara Fox.
“They’re all aware of it, but it doesn’t mean anything to them,” she says. “They’re more into Willow than her dad.”
Perhaps it’s the generation, where with YouTube and Twitter, everyone’s a star; perhaps it’s just that these girls were toddlers when the big lefthander was crushing batters.
Perhaps it’s just that, well, like the Katy Perry song goes, it’s no big deal.
After all, former stars are rather commonplace around the girls’ volleyball team, and Johnson is just one of three...