One entered the University of Southern California as a pitcher, and that didn't last. His bat was too valuable.
The other entered as a pitcher and that nearly didn't last. The strike zone was too elusive.
Together, they fought on, Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson, two young Trojans, two quick years together, doing what college kids have done since the very first university opened its doors: Trying to figure it all out.
The years were 1983 and 1984. That Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio...