The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A kid's game

I'm not a big fan of the All-Star Game (regardless of whether it 'counts' or not) but I have to say that any occasion on which Jose Reyes - currently making $2.8m as the shortstop of the New York Mets and one of the game's future megastars - catches Willie Mays' ceremonial pitch and then, like a little kid watching BP, whips out a pen to get Mays to sign the ball, can't be all bad.

On a related note: Willie Mays is 76 years old, hasn't played a professional baseball game since 1973, and he still has a better throwing arm than Johnny Damon...