Monday, February 8, 2016

Friendly Encounters: Tammy Williams and Sheri Eggert Samson

Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Today I am featuring one of my favorite teams, one of my favorite team's fan and one of my favorite players.  That's a lot of goodness in one photo.
I fell in love with the Chicago bandits right from the start of my covering them.  They are a class organization, the players are outstanding athletes and the games are very entertaining.  I love going to the Ballpark and watching the Bandits.
Sheri Eggert Samson also loves the Bandits.  Actually, she has loved them longer and is arguably their biggest fan.  (I don't mind taking a backseat to Sheri on this one).  Sheri is so enthusiastic and passionate about her Bandits.  It is contagious.
She's not just a crazy Bandits fan.  She is a survivor.  She is one tough lady.  She has battled some health issues with dignity, grace and determination.  She is an inspiration to all, including the Bandits.  I know all of the players love her dearly.
In the picture below, she is with star shortstop Tammy Williams.  Tammy si a defensive whiz at short and an excellent hitter, too.  I love watching her play.
There is a lot of speculation about her status for the 2016 season.  It is generally assumed that if she plays, this will be her last season.  We all just hope that she does play.
I have seen Tammy and Sheri together many times.  I hope to see them together many more times this season.  More importantly, I am very happy that we all will see Sheri around the Ballpark.  The world (especially the Ballpark) is a much better place with her.
Sheri Eggert Samson and Tammy Williams in Rosemont, IL-June 2013.

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