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Justin Thomas wore a Squints jersey from The Sandlot fame on the 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open on Saturday afternoon.
Justin Thomas walked a little taller on Saturday, as he rocked a Michael “Squints” Palledorous jersey from The Sandlot on the 16th hole of the WM Phoenix Open.
Not afraid about getting banned from a local Scottsdale pool forever, Thomas walked up to that tee box with the confidence of an iconic 11 year old who would go on to marry Wendy Peffercorn and have nine kids with that former lifeguard. As Babe Ruth once said in a vision to Scotty Smalls back in 1962, “heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Way to be a living legend, Justin!
If only we knew then what we know now, Squints would grow up to become the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Justin Thomas wears a Michael “Squints” Palledorous jersey at Phoenix Open
Even though Bertram got really into the ’60s and nobody ever saw him again, we all know who invented swag in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1960s. Your boy Squints! He may have been undersized with a serious vision problem and not exactly a great swimmer to begin with, but as Ruth said to Smalls in a vision many years ago, “heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”
As any self-respecting millennial, Thomas understood the assignment in Scottsdale. After watching The Sandlot for the umpteenth time, everybody knows that Squints is the gold standard for shooting your shot. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez might have stolen home for the Boys in Blue in the early ’90s, but he learned how to be a legend from Smalls and Michael “Squints” Palledorous.
Not all heroes wear capes, but legends wear specs to pools or baseball jerseys on the PGA Tour.