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.
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.