This morning, when Miller and Deace went to their "Beat It" segment (sorry guys, I love music, but not a fan of "Beat It"), I dialed over to Mike and Mike on 1700 The Champ. Apparently today is Willie Mays' birthday, which promted a discussion on whether or not he is the best living baseball player. They had a guy on as a guest who certainly appeared to be very knowledgeable and the discussion among the three was incredibly interesting and insightful. When all was said and done, I certainly couldn't disagree with their conclusion. Their top three living baseball players, in order, were: 1. Willie Mays 2. Hank Aaron 3. Stan Musial Personally, I think Mays was the best player to ever put on cleats, but that is simply my opinion. I am not sure I can name another player who could hit .320 for you, hit 40-45 home runs, knock in 125 runs, steal 40 bases, and win a Gold Glove. I can remember when Mays signed his first $100,000 per year contract and I thought, 'how can you pay a guy that much money.' Heck, by today's standards, you would have to pay a guy with his all-around ability $25 million a year. They also talked about the next generation of best living base ball players which was also interesting, and they also mentioned who the best living pitcher might be. A very, very interesting discussion.