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CB: Growing up around baseball and having ties to such a great organization as the St. Louis Cardinals you’ve been fortunate to have witnessed a lot of great teams over the years. Can you tell me what your favorite World Series moment of all time is?
JB: Because of the way you led into the question, and I've said this in front of groups since it happened, made speeches, whatever, maybe the best sporting event I've ever witnessed, forget broadcast, Game 6 last year.
I say that as somebody from St. Louis, but I can tell you, it wouldn't matter where I came from, sitting there, calling that; those are the moments you can go an entire career and never see.
A team down to its last strike more than once, coming back in the ninth, coming back in the tenth, winning in the eleventh; those games, if you tried to sell it in Hollywood it wouldn't sell. People would say it's ridiculous.
That's the best game, forget World Series, the best game I've ever done.
CB: Who have been some of your favorite players to watch over the years?
JB: As a kid I was friends with a lot of the guys on the late '70s Cardinals, early '80s Cardinals but none of the stars.
I loved Keith Hernandez, he was one of my favorites as a kid growing up. Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, I'm old enough to remember him pitching although it was at the end of his great career.
It's not just St. Louis players. I'm sitting here in San Francisco and Brian Wilson is one of the most unique human beings I've ever met.
Every team's got a guy that you go to and get the mood of the ballclub. Every team needs somebody to lighten the mood in the clubhouse and on the bench.
I appreciate the greatness of Albert Pujols. I can appreciate the leadership and greatness of Derek Jeter.
Some of these young guys that have come along; to get a chance to meet Mike Trout at the All-Star game, Bryce Harper and (Stephen) Strasburg with what they have going on in Washington.
I was excited to meet a lot of the young guys when we were in Kansas City at the All-Star Game.