If Santa was real, hell if any of it was... there would be only one sports-related gift that would make me loosen my bowels upon first sight...it is this photo, 8x10, signed by Nolan, Robin, and Pudge. They all have pretty solid sigs, but are expensive and often attached to ugly cards. I want this moment. this golden turning point in my impression of baseball.
This moment came at a time when I wasn't watching as much baseball on TV, and I had this "I want to be coached by him" thing about Nolan Ryan. His mound-presence, in my opinion, has yet to be matched.
Who do you think has the kind of intimidation factor on the mound today that the "Ryan Express" had in the 5 and 6 no-hitter era?