tHe DoctoR Is In
Future big-league star pitcher Mike Flanagan played on the UMass freshman basketball team, where he often got to scrimmage against a varsity forward named Julius Erving.
“I really didn’t know much about Dr. J until I came down on a fast break and pulled up to take a jump shot,” Flanagan said. “Dr. J was nowhere in the area but, out of nowhere, he blocked the shot and nine players were running the other way.
“First thing I thought? Better work on my slider, because this is a whole different level of play.”