Feel Good Freshness! Daniel McCutchen Style

Daniel McCutchen will wear No. 25 this season so A.J. Burnett (right) can have ol' 34. (Getty)

BRADENTON, Fla. — Some players get a watch when a veteran who joins the team takes their jersey number. Daniel McCutchen got a college fund.

For his unborn daughter, due in May.

A.J. Burnett, who took McCutchen’s No. 34 jersey, will start a College America 529 plan for McCutchen’s daugher, McCutchen said. Not quite yet — the child has to be born first so she can get a Social Security number — but soon.

“When a veteran comes in and takes a number, some of the guys usually get something,” McCutchen said. “I know he has kids. He asked me what I wanted, I brought that up.

“Eighteen years from now, we’ll see what the market is.”

As a father, I absolutely love this. You want my jersey number? Sure… keep your watch, you’re putting my girl through college instead. Simple math, really: 529 > 34.


[h/t @AnswerDave]

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