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Romo has fun addressing Little Leaguers

Romo has fun addressing Little Leaguers

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Romo has fun addressing Little Leaguers
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Romo addressed a group of over 5,000 Little League baseball players before the Giants took on the Brewers on Sunday. He was the perfect choice since he's still such a big kid himself.

"Whenever I get an opportunity to do something like that I jump at it," Romo said afterward. "When you're in the middle of a game, you're locked in and it's about your teammates. The fact that I am interacting with those kids makes me feel a part of their experience."

Romo, who followed pitcher Clay Hensley to the outdoor stage along the first-base side, was given a standing ovation before he was announced.

"I was one of those kids once," he said. "My parents put me in situations where I could meet people and do stuff like that."

Romo remembers meeting players such as Rudy Seanez, Andy Ashby and Andy Benes. He's still waiting to meet his boyhood idol, Greg Maddux.

"When I found out he pitched like I did he became my favorite player," Romo said. "He didn't throw hard but his pitches would go where he wanted. My dad taught me how to set up hitters, slow their bat, speed up their bat, come in, go out. Maddux was the best at it. Every fifth day, I knew who I would be watching."

Romo, who had his bobblehead day on Saturday, also recognizes there's still a lot to learn.

"I had that 'I made it' feeling all day yesterday," Romo said. "This is something I am afraid to lose. I don't want to just fall back on what I know or can do. I want to keep playing baseball."

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