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September, 2017 -- Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis, who spent seven seasons in the minors after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Morehead State, tells his story to The Monkey in Wrigley Field.

December, 2001 -- In addition to reporting on a dozen Olympic Games, the Monkey was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, carrying the flame on a rainy day in Frankfort, Ky.

March, 2013 -- A visit to the Kansas City Royals' spring training camp at Surprise, Ariz., provided a photo op with all-star catcher Salvadore Perez.

February, 2010 -- You never know who you might run into at a luge course. In this case, at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, it was the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee -- former NBA standout Vlade Divac..

April, 2018 -- A trip to Oro Valley, Ariz., led Monkey and wife Margie, right, to a meeting with Arizona senatorial candidate Martha McSalley.

October, 2017 -- Ray Sabbatine, owner of the Whelan/Nault Vault Center, shows a video of Nolan Bone's vault to the camper during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic in Shelbyville, Ky..

June, 1986 -- Kentucky's Lisa Breiding stepped off the track in Indianapolis after winning the NCAA Championships 3,000-meter run, then promptly fielded questions from The Monkey.

February, 2010 -- The Monkey got to know Zdeno Chara in 1997-98, when he played for the old Kentucky Thoroughblades. We had time for a "reunion selfie" at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where he captained Team Slovakia.