Sean is on a much-needed vacation at the moment in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In his place are a bevy of all-star bloggers from around the Internets.
Today, Greg Wyshynski from Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy blog will be your kind host.
Why do I get a Friday at the end of August? Seriously, this is like NBC debuting a comedy at 9:30 on a Saturday night. I feel like the “Inside Schwartz” of guest hockey bloggers. Leahy, you are teh suck.
Since I’ve been charged with filling space while Sean staggers around in a haze of rum while picking sand out of the most uncomfortable of places (like in the back of a Volkswagen), I decided to use this post to help solve my own personal conundrum.
I have a rather small collection of hockey jerseys in my closet: Four Devils sweaters (including a red-and-green one that I’m pretty sure my father made with electrical tape), a Predators, a Finnish national team, a Gretzky-era Kings, a Canadiens Roy jersey and a Nash Blue Jackets jersey (because he’s a cool dude). But I also have a white replica St. Louis Blues jersey that I snagged off of eBay.
That smudge you see is this autograph, which the seller mentioned in his pitch.
I’ve worn the jersey on many occasions. I have no fracking clue who signed it.
A first glance makes me think it could be Craig Janney. But that last name doesn’t look like it begins with a “J.” Cliff Ronning? It doesn’t look like an “R” either. In my dreams I want to believe it’s Chris Pronger, but the jersey has a little age on it and I’m not convinced. The name the autograph most resembles is Corey Perry, but that’s impossible.
What has me worried is this: When I was a young lad, I took a baseball glove to a Mets/Reds game. I was getting as many autographs as I could from the Cincinnati players, because we were on their side of the diamond. I had autographs from John Franco and a few other familiar names. When I took the glove home, there was a name I couldn’t make out. And then I flashed back to the autograph scrum and realized who it was: The damn batboy for the Reds reached up and starting signing stuff. What a dick.
So this could be Craig Janney or Cliff Ronning or Chris Pronger or Corey Perry or a stick-boy. Any help?
Happy weekend, everyone. Hope you get some muscle from behind.