And recently...it has!
“This thing has been so much fun, “Matman said referring to the tribute to his beloved Montreal Expos! “I get comments on it all the time and for me it was a loving tribute to a team I loved since 1975!”
About a month ago ESPN The Magazine writer Jason Feifer had an idea about a story involving tattoos of sports franchise that no longer existed…and the fans who permanently scarred themselves for them. When it was announced that the New York Islanders were going to put a tattoo parlor in Nassau Coliseum amid rumors of the franchise leaving, Jay started the search! What he found as he looked coast to coast were three fans, two which live 30 minutes apart, that that as he calls then were ‘inked and ditched’!
“I was so thrilled to talk to Jay and represent the hundreds of thousands of Expos fans who cared about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Moises Alou more than some of our own family,” added Matman. “And getting into ESPN The Magazine was an honor. I would have liked it to have been for my softball or hockey prowess, but this feeds the ego just as much.”
The issue you can see this is in on newsstands now! On the cover is a celebration of Boston sports with a hand wearing championship wrings of the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. Matman would only get a tattoo of one of them.