Bam-Bam's odyssey is truly out of this world
Meulens' journey spans from Curacao to Giants to outer space
By Jenifer Langosch
05/04/11 10:00 AM ET
With the requisites taken care of, a few final questions were in order for the 43-year-old baseball lifer from Curacao. Asked about what he was most proud in his career, Meulens took his time. His answer was thoughtful.
"There are a few things you have to put in line," he began. "Being the first Major Leaguer off our island is at the top of the list. Winning the world championship, obviously, is right there with it. Being an Olympian was huge. Participating in the World Baseball Classic. Those are all firsts."
The answer flowed as expected. Until Meulens continued ...
"And now, I've been chosen to go to space."
"Yes," Meulens said. "I'll go to space, check it out."ENTIRE STORY