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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
May 17, 2010
The Interview
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May 17, 2010

Just My Type

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The Skinny

As a running back, Vikings rookie Toby Gerhart is forbidden by NFL rules to wear number 7, which he wore at Stanford. Instead, he took 32. "I always preferred the single digit; I felt like it made me look slimmer, sleeker, faster," he joked. The 235-pounder said he's a ballcarrier, not a blocker: "They see me as a running back that can add another dimension to their offense."

Dressed Up

Don't believe that being a major league manager requires a 24/7 commitment? Red Sox manager Terry Francona told me that he's driven his car in uniform as recently as this spring. "We played Houston for a day game and Tampa Bay [at] night," he told me. "I had to make a pit stop at a CVS to go to the bathroom in full uni. I got a couple of looks."

Line of the week

After his first PGA win, Rory McIlroy, 21, vowed he wouldn't let his success go to his head: "You gotta take a little bit from what Tiger's been through the last few months. You just have to be careful."

Now Hear This

Listen to the podcasts at danpatrick.com/interviews

1. New Eagles QB Kevin Kolb discusses Philly sports fans.

2. Veteran pitcher John Smoltz explains why he hasn't retired.

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