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September 7, 2010

It’s a simultaneous double-header at my house this evening: I’m streaming the Cardinals’ game via, and watching a U.S. Open quarterfinal match between Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur on the television with the volume muted.

Muted, that is, until I saw two familiar faces next to each other in the stands: Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron. That’s 1,341 home runs, 6,714 hits, and a whole lot of awesome sitting quietly in the President’s Box.

And it only got better when Pam Shriver interviewed them both: Aaron named Clijsters as his favorite player and marveled at her ability to return to elite form after having a child; Robinson explained why he prefers the women’s style of play to the men’s these days; neither of them felt any need to apologize for being fans of women’s tennis or to talk about Maria Sharapova’s hotness; and Alec Baldwin, who was sitting right behind them, got third billing.

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