by Tom Swift

Sometime after the season starts, Auston, I’m sure we will meet up and chat. But for now, here is my advice: Don’t change your personality. If you try to be something you’re not, you can’t keep that up. It’s an act. I came into Toronto planning to fight, score, hit, and throw everything I had at the challenge. Here’s who I am, that’s how I play, take it or leave it.

-Wendel Clark, “Dear Auston,” Point After, Sports Illustrated, 10-10-2016