As a life-long Yankees fan (even in the eighties and nineties when they won about 50 games a year), I was happy to receive an email from my brother that contained this link to a news story that says that Don Mattingly's son, Preston, has signed to play with the U. T. Vols.
"Donnie Baseball" is clearly the greatest baseball player to ever live. While his numbers towards the end of his much too short career may not have been impressive (his back was messed up for the last three or four years of his career, making it difficult to swing a bat), his leadership skills always were. Derek Jeter is probably the only player that he can be compared to today. Don loved baseball, and still does, as the hitting coach for the Yankees.
If Preston loves the game as much as his dad, then he too, will become one of the greats. And I'll get to say, "I watched him play in college!"
Watch for Don Mattingly's blog...Coming Soon!