August 30, 2011

HoJo to Play Baseball...Again!

It's been close to 16 years since he last played in the Majors (a 3-for-4 effort on October 1, 1995), but 50-year-old Howard Johnson is making a comeback

According to Paul's Random Stuff Blog, the member of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets looking to get back in the swing (see what I did there?) of things.

Read!

This weekend, he’ll be stepping back into action as a member of the Rockland Boulders in the independent Can-Am League. He’ll be playing alongside his son, Glen Johnson as the Boulders close out their inaugural season with a two-game series against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park.

“This may be my last go ‘round so it’s a great opportunity to play in a professional game with my son,” said Howard Johnson in a team-issued press release. “How many fathers can do that?”

Initially, I was kinda "meh" about this, but after thinking about it for a few minutes...I'm thinking it is cool.

Sure, this type of thing make independent league baseball look like a circus, but, really, isn't that what it should be.

I mean, if Jose Canseco can take his traveling sideshow (which includes a 52-year-old Tony Phillips) across the country...why can't HoJo cash a check and get in a couple of swings.

Game on!


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