October 30, 2001 No one looked better swinging the lumber than good ol kevin roberson, too bad he didnt make contact enough to merit him an everyday job. The switch hitting roberson had a classic uppercut swing that nearly made it impossible for him to hit groundballs. I still believe if given a full season he could rival Rob Deer numbers of a sub .200 average with 150+ Ks and 25+ dingers.
I remember he wore the number 18, and from the left side he made me remember the days of the straw, who also wore the number 18, swinging the lumber in the ol Mets uni.
July 7, 2005 Kevin Roberson is the only pro player I got to talk to. When he was on the Cubs, I remeber he had a walk off homer one week at Wrigley. When he came to play the Giants later, my friend and I made a big sign that said "Roberson Rules". That night he had a tough day at the plate, something like 0-5 with about 8 men left on base. After the game, I ran down to where the Cubs were leaving the field and he stopped to sign a ball for me and said thanks for coming out. He kidded and said the sign gave him bad luck. How nice was that to stop and sign a ball and talk to someone after a rough night at the plate. I still have the ball to this day.