Step Into the Light

Sneaker Ball, the annual charity event that encourages sports to enhance the lives of children, was held last night in DC.  Guess who won an award?


The JB (James Brown) Impact Award goes to an athlete who “has demonstrated outstanding involvement in the community and has used sport to positively impact the area….  Through actions of service to the community, he or she has reflected the ideals of not only a great athlete, but of an exceptional DC citizen.” []

Congratulations, Mike!

Mike does a lot of charity work in the DC area, including the annual So Kids Can playground build with Kaboom!  Last year’s event was fantastic [link] and I signed up for this year’s build on September 26.  It looks like spots are still open!  Sign Up Here


Mike was joined by some very well-dressed Caps teammates at last night’s event.

Karl Alzner: Best Suit


Steve Oleksy: Best Shoes (you can almost see them!)

Joel Ward: Best Vest

caps3I really do love vests.

And just because the Caps posted it to their Instagram, making it internet official and public:

Belated congrats to Mike on getting engaged.  His fiancee obviously has excellent taste in guys and possibly even better taste in dresses.  (Sorry Mike, but that is a killer gown.)  Is it too soon to start asking about faux-hawked babies?  Do I sound like my mom right now?


At the moment we’ll settle for Mike’s own hair, in all it’s glory, at 2013 Caps Media Day.


Need I recall last year, when I was “99% weeping and 1% wondering if he has the stigmata” over Mike’s photo? [link]  Time heals all wounds.

Bring on the season.

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  1. Mike, glad to see you’re keeping the hair high and tight, and that suit is great. I’ll ignore your hand tattoos, in favour of your lady’s AMAZING dress. Her restraint from over-accessorizing is incredible – I am in awe. Two thumbs up!