For a few years our in-season free agent bidding wasn't done through our stat service. So in order to maintain as much integrity as possible, I asked Paul to stay in control of the e-mail account that we would send our bids to. Each week Paul would change the e-mail account password and after the bidding deadline passed, would call me with the password. Big deal you say? Well that's understandable. But Paul selflessly spent part of his Sunday afternoon each week for a few years changing passwords and leaving me voicemails. But the best part was each Sunday I would get a call from Paul telling me the password for the week was "Ernie Banks", or "Ryne Sandberg", or "Jerry Morales". I couldn't wait to check my voicemail at 3:01pm each Sunday to see what Cub from the past was coming up.
Paul also has an amazing sense of humor, easily ranking in the top 5 of all-time owners. It's time now to meet Paul Mahlan: