9/3 - Iowa Cubs outfielder Manny Ramirez

I never thought I'd hear these words in the same sentence.


During the 2014 season, it was a privilege to shoot one of the best hitters of all time and a potential Hall-of-Famer this summer with the Iowa Cubs.

When I first saw him at a press conference, I wasn't really star struck at all. I just saw him as another player that comes through Iowa. It's Triple-A. There always will be a revolving door of players coming and going. Also, before his first game when he was warming up, I thought nothing of it.

But the moment that I'll probably never forget is when he finally stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat at Principal Park, that's when I got the goosebumps.

Oh my gosh, I'm actually photographing MANNY RAMIREZ.