Courtesy of Covey family
MLB.com reports that Dylan Covey donned the Milwaukee Brewers’ uniform for the first time on Monday. The right-hander, along with his parents and his two older brothers, made a 45-minute drive south from Pasadena, Calif., to visit with Milwaukee players before their Interleague series against the Angels. MLB.com goes on to report that the first player to greet Covey was none other than future Hall of Fame pitcher Trevor Hoffman. I interviewed Trevor’s brother, Glenn, a while back in San Diego and he’s a real class act. We must have sat in the clubhouse for an hour having lunch, and this was after I was done interviewing him and Bud Black. I’m sure Trevor comes from the same fabric. What a thrill to get your first “welcome aboard” handshake come from a legend. If you missed it, there’s also video of Covey’s selection on Draft Day and analysis from MLB Network studio analysts, which includes another legend, Peter Gammons. By the way, BrewCrewBall.com has a great Q&A with Dylan. Pretty good stuff, and a really funny picture of a hybrid Dylan/Hulk photo in the comments section.