My son, Chris, got to meet Brooks as well. When I was buying up autograph vouchers, I made sure to get Brooks, and I really wanted Chris to meet him. He was gracious as always when he met us, and chatted a bit with Chris. Chris was wearing his uniform shirt from this season. He played on the Orioles and his uniform number that was randomly assigned to him was 5. Brooks's number.
Brooks is probably the most approachable Hall of Famer that there is. The two times that I met him, he was amazing, and I have always heard stories about how awesome he is with fans. As you can see, Brooks has aged over the last 6 years. He has battled various health issues of late, but seems to be a lot better than he has been the last couple of years. I attended the Evening With Brooks in 2009, and then I was at the game where the Camden Yards sculpture of Brooks was unveiled and dedicated. He means the world to the Orioles franchise, and to Oriole fans everywhere. It was always said that "They named a candy bar after Reggie Jackson in New York, but in Baltimore, they named their kids after Brooks Robinson."
I am so very thankful that I got the opportunity to meet Brooks again. I'm also very glad that Chris got to meet him as well. To close, here is the video of Chris and Brooks. Thanks for reading!