For Pete's Sake

Bo Jackson patiently explained to a teenager that he was the best two-sport star ever

Bo Jackson watched as he hit another 7,000-foot home run in 1989.
Bo Jackson watched as he hit another 7,000-foot home run in 1989. The Associated Press

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

Going to throw that Napoleon Bonaparte quote out today as precursor to this tale of former Royals star Bo Jackson.

The former Heisman trophy winner/Royals superstar/All-Star Game MVP/Oakland Raiders star was at spring training with the White Sox when he met Adam LaRoche’s 13-year-old son Drake.

Adam LaRoche graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1998, about a decade after the “Bo Knows” campaign was about to kick off.

Naturally, Drake has no memories of this. Drake innocently tells Bo that the two have spent time in Kansas, and Bo then explains his incredible resume.

I’d like to personally apologize to Sam Mellinger for this post.

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