How do you celebrate your team winning a national championship? If you’re Dave Robertson, you go on a Life Hunt.
One day after Alabama rolled in the BCS championship game, Robertson tweeted that he was heading to his home state to participate in a Life Hunt, which is partially explained on its website this way:
Life Hunts is a wish-granting service for children and young adults with critical illnesses and diseases. The program was officially founded in 1998 to grant hunting wishes and has served hundreds of children and young adults to date… Mainstream wish-granting organizations like Make-A-Wish began refusing such requests, leaving a void for the kids who wanted to fulfill a dream hunt.
Good work by Robertson, once again showing why he’s getting the BBWAA New York chapter’s award for community service next weekend.
A few other notes from today.
• Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are still talking with the top free agent starters on the market, but he says that nothing is close with any of them. Could be little more than Cashman keeping track of the market.
• It seems Bud Selig isn’t going anywhere. Buster Olney reports that Selig is going to be offered an extension, and baseball executives expect him to stay in his current role.
• A report that talks between the Reds and Ryan Madson were “heating up” was quickly shot down.
• I linked to Olney’s notebook earlier today, and that notebook included a link to this Q & A with Chipper Jones, who addresses the impact of becoming an older player in baseball. It’s pretty good stuff from top to bottom.
UPDATE, 11:11 p.m.: Or maybe Madson talks were heating up after all. Heyman is now tweeting that Madson and the Reds have reached an agreement on a contract.
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