This week there is no legal section of the blog.
Now for the Opening Day memory:
Starting pitcher Rick Mahler was a member of the Atlanta Braves for 11 of the 13 years he was a big leaguer. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Montreal Expos. Rick began his career in 1979, made 5 Opening Day starts from 1982-1988, 3 of those 4 starts were complete game shutouts and in one he pitched 7 scoreless innings. Pretty impressive. His best season was 1985, when he won 17 games for the Braves and they won the National League West. He was a World Champion with the Reds in 1990. Rick, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack in 2005 at the too young age of 51. I, fortunately, was able to interview him before he passed away. Here are his Opening Day memories.