A perfect day? For me, that would probably involve watching a Met game live with Keith Richards, in Loge13 of Shea Stadium.
Obviously that's never going to happen, for a whole host of reasons.
But this video gives a close proximity of what it might be like to take in a game with a Rolling Stone. The game happens to be soccer (you may call it football, but then you probably call french fries "chips"). And the Stone happens to be Mick Jagger. But I'd be pleased to meet him too:
Ron wrote: "I like this small deal. It seems pretty obvious that Santos is s terrible pitch-calling catcher, he never gets recalled, and Thole is young and the jury is out but either way should our two experienced catchers, who have made a huge difference this year, get hurt, we now have some veteran protection."
Here's the full story:
The New York Mets have signed former major league catcher Michael Barrett to a minor league contract, a club official confirmed on Tuesday.
Barrett, 33, has not played since 2009, when he went into the season as Rod Barajas' backup with the Toronto Blue Jays before injuries cut short his season. He will report to the Mets' Class A team at Port St. Lucie, Fla., and after a few weeks he's expected to move up to Triple-A Buffalo. If Barrett can play, the move will give the Mets additional security, as Barajas and Henry Blanco have both battled injuries at the major league level.
During his 12-year career with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Blue Jays, Barrett batted .263 with 98 homers and 424 runs batted in. The fiery Barrett is probably most famous for brawling with A.J. Pierzynski of the Chicago White Sox in 2006 and with his Cubs teammate, Carlos Zambrano, in 2007.
"Some of the things that happened are a circumstance of the way baseball is, and what kind of competitor I am," Barrett said after the Cubs traded him to the Padres. "I play on the edge, a lot."
There are just some guys who can't help but be controversial.
Poor Bobby Valentine is one of those dudes. Everywhere he goes, things get complicated, awkward, tense.
He gets the Mets to their first world series in 14 years. A few years later, he's gone. He goes to Japan and wins but can't stay there.
Now the Marlins want him for their manager. He wants to be their manager. He'd be perfect as their manager. And it doesn't look like he'll get to be Marlins manager. At least not anytime soon.
Here's the latest from the Sun-Sentinel:
The Marlins did nothing Monday to
unravel the mess that's become their managerial search.
Loria and team president David
Samson declined to answer questions amid multiple reports Bobby
Valentine no longer is being considered for the permanent job.
"I've got nothing," Samson said. "Usually I do, but not today."
Valentine has not acknowledged he's no longer a candidate either. Via
e-mail, Valentine summed up his reaction to the reports he was out of
the mix in one word: "Wow."
After firing Fredi Gonzalez last week, Samson said he didn't anticipate
securing in-season permission to interview candidates on their short
list currently working for other organizations would be a problem. The
Marlins already have spoken with Arizona
Diamondbacks third-base coach Bo
The Marlins may ultimately decide to leave interim manager Edwin
Rodriguez in place through season's end and conduct a more comprehensive
search in October.
Rodriguez said he did not inquire about a timetable when he interviewed.
"They keep that poker face," Rodriguez said. "No body language to read,
nothing ... I have no idea and to be honest I'm not even trying to find
out that information. I don't even want to read the papers. I don't want
the [front office and players] to think I'm more worried about whether I
get the job [than winning games]."
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