"All the world's indeed a stage/ And we are merely players/ Performers and portrayers/" — Lyrics to Rush's 'Limelight' Gregg Zaun's at-bat music Unfortunately, I had just one occasion to meet Gregg Zaun.
But the first impression made by the Glendale native was certainly a lasting one.
Throughout a 16-year career, he's had to make first impressions with nine teams.
One would likely color Zaun a journeyman, and they'd likely be correct. But journeyman seems to come with a negative connotation and therefore does not suit the career of the St. Francis High graduate.
And after being able to sustain a career in Major League Baseball for 16 seasons, it doesn't matter how many teams you played for, you had one heckuva career.
Regrettably, a May 20th game at Pittsburgh might very well have been the affable Zaun's last game in the big leagues. He left the contest with a strained right shoulder that led to a trip to the disabled list and eventually season-ending and career-threatening surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.