See the first picture? That’s Kyle Davies. He’s a rookie pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He’ll make his second big-league start tonight against the New York Mets at Turner Field in Atlanta. “So what?” you ask. 29 other pitchers will start ball games tonight as well.

See the kid in the yellow T-shirt in the second picture? That’s Kyle Davies in 1991, posing with his hometown heroes, the Atlanta Braves. That’s John Smoltz on the left. Kyle Davies is from the metro Atlanta area, and a big ol’ bunch of his family and friends will be there tonight pulling for him.

Again, “So what?” I just think it must be pretty cool to be on the same team with guys you’ve idolized and looked up to for all these years.

That’s what…