I want to take a few minutes to first congratulate and then thank Dirk Hayhurst, a former teammate of mine. Dirk and I played together for the Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, Portland Beavers, and San Diego Padres. While playing in all of these cities, Dirk was working on a book that he said would one day become a bestseller. Dirk and I had roomed together periodically during his time with the Padres, so I always knew he was a very talented writer. A few months ago, The Bullpen Gospels was released, and shortly thereafter named to numerous best seller lists. I want to congratulate Dirk on the success of his book and also thank him. I went and bought the book a few days ago and was pumped when I saw I had been mentioned. Yes, it was only one sentence, and he didn't use my name, just my nickname, but I still made it in a best seller so I'll take it. So thank you Dirk for speaking kindly of me and good luck with the Blue Jays.
Below is a picture of Dirk and me during "Mullet Night". He thought my wicked cool hairdo resembled his a bit.