Over at his tremendous website (The Art of Catching), former big league catcher Brent Mayne posted his desire to set up a glove drive.
Tuesday, The Hall suggested you follow the 15-year veteran on Twitter.
Today, Mayne tackles the “Friday 5”.
HOVG: During last July’s All-Star Game, you served as the bullpen catcher for the American League. In a nutshell...describe that experience.
MAYNE: It was a fantastic experience. Surreal. I got to hang with the best in the world, catch the best in the world, visit with old friends and get in front of the crowd again.
HOVG: What is your most memorable travel experience?
MAYNE: Going on a Tavarua, Fiji surf trip with my uncle, Barry Zito, my brother-in-law Rusty and Ryan Klesko.
HOVG: What is your favorite baseball term or saying?
MAYNE: "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." Roy Campanella
HOVG: What is your best experience or greatest accomplishment?
MAYNE: From a baseball perspective, winning the AA Southern League in 1990, or winning the pennant with the Dodgers in 2004.
HOVG: When did you know that you “made it”?
MAYNE: When George Brett was my teammate.
Brent Mayne played 15 years in the bigs for seven different teams. He spent a bulk of his career playing with the Royals, but also found himself with the Mets, A’s Rockies, Giants, Diamondbacks and Dodgers. Mayne finished his career with a .993 fielding percentage…fourth best of all-time.
With the playoffs around the corner…why not go back and re-introduce yourself to The Hall’s interview with Mayne from last October.