To get today’s Sports Illustrated. Holy crap. I opened my mailbox and about swooned dead away on the spot to see Ryan Braun, Justin Upton and Troy Tulowitzki looking oh-so-adorable. Then I realized I could open the cover and find Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz and Ryan Zimmerman. It’s like a centerfold for girls! Sigh. Troy Tulowitzki is so effing cute.
UPDATE: Thanks to alert reader Ian for a link to the actual cover that was NOT taken with Andrea’s digital camera on her bedroom floor. Good show, fella.There is also a photo gallery on SI.com that is devoted to the Class of 2005.
I would like to say “hey there” to Alex Gordon, Ricardo Romero, Mike Pelfrey, Cameron Maybin, Andrew McCutchen, Jay Bruce, Matt Garza, Colby Rasmus, Travis Buck, Chase Headley, Yunel Escobar, Micah Owings, and Austin Jackson. Y’all deserve to be on the cover too. And finally I’d like to give a big “hello sailor” to Jeff Clement. I don’t even care that you went to USC. He’s 24, he’s 6’1, he’s from Marshalltown, Iowa and he NEEDS to call me.