Dontrelle wore the number 42 with great pride yesterday. That isn't surprising in the least, but on a very cold day in Atlanta he refused to cover it up.
"I had to run in and get some cocoa a couple of times," he said.
If Dontrelle misses a start because of having a cold, it will be understandable. Not that the team can afford another starter down right now, but if it happens, so be it.
If you like to purchase the jersey Dontrelle wore in yesterday's game it is being auctioned off in order to benefit the Jackie Robinson foundation. But if you decide to enter auction for the jersey you better have your checkbook ready, you're up against some monied competition.
"I might get the whole team to sign it," he said. "I'm not sure what I want to do. This is definitely something I'm going to try to keep in my will and pass it down ... I've been excited ever since they told me.
My understanding is that it will be on the auction block and if you think you can outlast Willis: Go for it. I wish you luck. I'm not betting on you, but I wish you luck.