My son Emmett loves jerseys.
I could lie and say it’s a natural affection. But, to be honest, he loves jerseys because I love jerseys. Really, he loves jerseys because I always wanted to wear jerseys, but the options weren’t so terrific when I was a kid.
So I’ve passed that down to Emmett, and he’s all in. I purchase his jerseys on eBay, usually for no more than $8. He doesn’t care if the players are preset or gone; doesn’t care if they’re stars or busts. He sort of leans toward throwbacks, but considers anyone before, oh, 2010 throwback. At school, Emmett says he’s known as the guy who wears a different jersey every day. He loves that. And I love that.
So, here’s the challenge. Name every player—first person to e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a completely correct lineup wins a signed copy of Gunslinger …