Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
With the Olympics happening and softball being the leadoff event, this si the perfect celebrity encounter to feature. I am proud to say I facilitated this one, too!
While being "On the Beat" with the Chicago Bandits in 2019, I was also "On the Beat" with Team USA, who were in Rosemont for a week of training and exhibition games.
IWhen I needed help one night, I called on my old friend Jodie, who brought her son Danny. After the game, as Jodies was helping taking picture of me with Team USA players, Danny wanted a few for himself. I suggested he take a pic with Cat Osterman. If you want to take pictures, you should get one of the best. On a team of elite softball players, Cat stands out as one of the greatest of all time.
Cat will be helping Team USA go for the gold in the Olympics. Then, she will defend her Athletes Unlimited championship (also in Rosemont). After all of that, she will be retiring.
The lesson here is to enjoy Cat on the international stage and catch her in Rosemont if you can. This is your last chance to see one of the all time greats still in action.
For more info on the Olympics, go to TeamUSA.org. Go to AUProSports.com for news on the second season of this new softball league which starts after the Olympics. Finally, check CatOsterman.com for news on the legendary pitcher.
Cat Osterman and Danny in Rosemont, IL-July 2019.