Dick Pole is the Reds’ new pitching coach.

When I was in law school, one of my apartment-mates had a bright idea. He brought a big box of his old 1970s-era Topps baseball cards from home, and used them to decorate an entire wall of our apartment. Other than the various cards featuring Oscar Gamble‘s afro, Pole’s card was our favorite.

A little glimpse into my past.

UPDATE: I found a scan of that wall. Forgive the poor photography; those were the days before I owned a digital camera: