I have no idea why, but ESPN sent me this photo of Barry Melrose and the Most Interesting Man in the World.
Forty-five days until Opening Night.
45: Bob Gibson, who was the freakin’ man. The man.
45: Jody Shelley.
45: Mark Freer, who I believe was wearing that number in the late 1980s when Brian Leetch went through the whole Philadelphia team to score one of the most electric goals of his career. Freer was the last guy he toasted, prompting John Vanbiesbrouck to say, “That kid must have thought he was in a Michael Jackson video.”
I know you guys must think I’m nuts, but I had to turn down another chance to play Centennial Golf Club with Colton Orr today. Seriously.