“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).