On June 12, 1975 I graduated from South Eugene High School. On June 24, 1975 I reported to Basic Training for the United States Navy. On December 14, 1975 Rodrigo Lopez was born in Mexico. That was a very cold winter for me. I was stationed in Great Lakes, Illinois and had won a bet by shaving my head. Word to the Wise, DO NOT shave your head in the dead of winter when you live less than one hundred feet from Lake Michigan. I got to see Rodrigo pitch in 2000, when the Las Vegas Stars came to Portland and again in 2001 when the Portland Beavers were a Padres affiliate. Since we kinda share a first name I have followed his career since then. He seems to be retired from baseball since 2015.