September 10, 2010

Friday 5: Brent Mayne

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.


1 comment:

deal said...

Art of Catching is always a fun read - thanks for reminding me to check in on it again. Great interview.