I met Jim through his brother Chuck. Jim started to work at Lerner Newspapers after Chuck left, but while I was still there. Jim has also became a regular on my softball team.
Jim is a definite Hall of Famer when it comes to musical trivia (but I do think I might have a shot at "Name That Tune" against him). Jim is also a gifted musician as evident by his song Mr. Robinson.
On a baseball trip to Pittsburgh with a few friends, Jim ran into his childhood favorite, Manny Sanguillen. Jim was a big fan of the Pirates from that era. It was really cool to see Jim get excited and pose with his hero. I have done this hundreds of times, but I always get a kick when I see my friends meet one of their favorites.
Jim is certainly one of my closest friends and I appreciate and value his friendship greatly. I hope today is a great day. Happy birthday, Seamus!
Jim Gekas and Manny Sanguillen in PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA-June 2005