A few of us weasel reporters visited the show yesterday to collect free stuff. There were magnets, pens, pencils, hats, stickers, golf balls, etc. There is so much free stuff that they hand out bags to collect it. It’s like Halloween for baseball nerds.
The funniest part for me was seeing Tony La Russa with a bag walking around and loading up on stuff. Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson was there too. Nobody has any shame.
I packed most of the stuff up and will give it to my 2-year-old nephew Jason to play with. I’m sure the soft baseballs will be fun to throw at Bailey the dog.
(No, I won’t wrap them up as Christmas presents, I’m not that cheap. I got him a B.B. gun, two ferrets and a case of diet Coke).