BF: Hello Jeff, it's nice to speak with you.
JJ: Hello, thank you for taking the time, what would you like to talk about?
BF: Whatever moves you Jeff, let's just start, and see where this leads us.
JJ: OK, go ahead.
BF: Jeff, your career began with great promise, you were Gatorade's Player of the Year in Massachusetts.
JJ: Yep, my senior year we had a great team. We won state that year, and I wound up being interviewed by a few TV stations. That was a great time. I wanted to be a hockey player, which ended up getting me in shape to play baseball, then that took off for me.
BF: You were a first round draft pick...
JJ: Yes, Houston took me in the first round when I was eighteen, and I first reached the major leagues when I was 20.
BF: Both of those things are terrific accomplishments, and they show the huge potential you had, and the faith scouts had in your ability. You were a big, strong guy (Jeff is 6'8"), and you threw in the lower to mid 90s