I must be the odd ball here as I dont get a tingling in my penor when their names come up. Because your name is on a bat I should suddenly respect you?? I never cared about "major players" and the ones I hung out with reinforced that.
No tingling in my penis, nor do I respect anyone because they are major player. But, when I see a name on a bat (and I have no idea who the person is) I wonder who they are. How one can find that odd boggles me.
Perhaps in your world, you know all the major players and their names and know exactly who they are. I don't. Thus, when a name is put on a bat, I wonder "Who the heck is this guy that must be an amazing player to get his own signature bat!?". It has nothing to do with getting a boner over a major player. Has nothing to do with idol worship. Has nothing to do with wishing I could be such a player. Simply is this..."Wow, this bat has a guy's name on it, I wonder who this person is?". Curiosity alone. Period.
If I was buying a car and saw a Kasey Kane Ford Mustang, and had no idea who Kasey Kane is, I would wonder "Who is Kasey Kane and why is his name on a model of car."