Late in the game last night, when Ole Miss pinch hit with the big right-handed slugger Van Cleve, my wife — who knows a good deal about baseball after being married to me almost 40 years and watching both our sons play through high school — said, “Is that Sonny DiChara? Boy, that transfer portal works fast!”
She was, of course, joking, but the humor broke the tension a little.
BTW, Van Cleve struck out on 3 pitches. So he did resemble Sonny a bit, at least against Hogs pitching.