“Hmm . . . Where Have I Seen That Arm Before??”

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”


Where does Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes get his rocket right arm?

Minnesota Twins fans of a certain age (I qualify) know the answer: “from his old man.”

Mahomes senior was a journeyman major league pitcher who ultimately played for six teams over a decade, including 4 years for the Twins in the ’90’s.

I remember exactly two things about the Dad: 1) he was tall and whippet-thin (by contrast, his son is tall and a burly 235 lbs.); and 2) he had a wicked fastball.

I’d root for the Chiefs in their playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts this afternoon, but I can still remember Chiefs Coach Hank Stram taunting Vikings fans in their upset win in Super Bowl IV (I’m also an old Vikings fan).

Plus, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and I share the same alma mater (Stanford).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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