Scott Olsen's boyhood dream will take place on the mound today at Wrigley Field.
Scott grew up outside of Chicago and was in fact standing outside of Wrigley Field during game six of the 2003 NLCS. I haven't read who Scott was cheering for that evening, thus showing his excellent diplomatic skills with the media, but I think we can all guess.
He gets his chance today to realize the dream of pitching in the "Friendly Confines". Olsen has been hitting his teammates up for tickets and should have a nice crowd of well-wishers on hand.
"I've wanted to pitch here since I was 5 years old," Olsen said. "I have people calling all the time."
Good luck Scott!
All of the above said: that isn't what intrigued me about the article. Everyone of the young guys had their favorite team growing up and we will run into this time-and-time again throughout the season.
It was a quote by Big Moe that got my attention.
"It's definitely not his dress code," Moehler said. "Some of the stuff he tries to wear to the field ... no hats ... ripped shirts..."
I can't help but recall the quote by the character in the movie, Lou Brown: "They tell us you are a pitcher. You're sure not much of a dresser. We wear caps and sleeves at this level, son."
Well at least Scott isn't known as the Wild Thing.