You all remember our old friend Larry O'Brien, right?
Super cool agent who got one of my all time fav Cubs, Ted Lilly, a contract while talking on the phone with Jim Hendry.
The whole thing was extra memorable because Hendry was "hooked up to an EKG machine" and flat on his back in a hospital bed.
Well, he's also the super cool agent of the Cubs' new lefty reliever, Phil Coke.
Things go better with (Phil)... (Phil's) the real thing. Catch the Wave (okay, that was for New Coke so...)
Imagine if your last name was also one of the most famous brands in the history of the world.
How many times you'd hear the same jokes.
Hey man, trust me I heard a ton with just "Souers".
This ran when I was little:
Can you guess what my nickname was?
Okay sorry, back to Mr. Coke...
Don't call him a "specialist".
He doesn't like that role and would prefer you just think of him as simply... a reliever.
And the fact that he's one of two lefties in what we all believe will be one of the best bullpens around is pretty dang cool.
Plus, he's got World Series experience (excuse me, that's record setting World Series experience).
Here's hoping he'll have the opportunity to share it when it counts for the Cubs.