Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
This picture is such a classic. I look at this picture and I see two Hall of Famers. Tony LaRussa was in his first stint as manager of the Chicago White Sox and Glen Rylko met him at the historic Palmer House.
I never thought I would have to write "in his first stint" for LaRussa. Who would have thought 35+ years after leaving the Sox unceremoniously he would return amid some criticism, too. Of course, he quieted the critics by leading the team to first place and heading tjem into the playoffs as a real contender.
Glen and I first crossed paths at a wrestling event, but have since connected at comic cons, too. Glen and his wife Alicia are such great people. Glen continually supports me on social media by sharing and commenting on my posts. I appreciate his support, but I really appreciate his friendship.
I enjoy Glen's posts about wrestling, his son Patrick, his charitable efforts, his adventures with his mom (lovingly called Miss Ellie) and more. Glen also posts some classic throwback pictures, like the LaRussa picture below.
Wrestling and comic cons have expanded my circle of friends. I am grateful for all the friends and experiences I have gotten through these activities. Glen and Alicia would be at the very top of any list of friends.
Tony LaRussa and Glen Rylko in Chicago, IL-1982.