Comedian/actor Billy Crystal, a lifelong New York Yankees fan has signed a minor league contract to play with the Bronx Bombers for one game. If you are not familiar with Crystal from movies like City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, and the abomination that is the “analyze” films—you might know him as the director of the HBO original movie, 61*, a biopic on the Yankees sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.
Here is my new goal for 2008. Barring an injury, I know that my ‘Comeback ’08’ is going to be a success. After all, with such a great trainer, I wouldn’t be surprised if I make it all the way into an independent league somewhere. What I want to do is take batting practice at Dolphin Stadium, temporary home of the Florida Marlins. How hard can it be? During the Marlins fan fest season ticket holders got to take batting practice in the Marlins clubhouse, this is just the next step up. Shoot, if this guy, this one, or even this unknown can get the opportunity why can’t I, the great Mario Alejandro, suit up to be a Florida Marlin for just one day? I don’t even mind if it’s the day we take on a lowly team like the Reds or Braves either.
So there you have it. If any Florida Marlins are reading (Miller, McPherson) hook a brother up!