When I woke up this morning I turned on MLB Network (which is quickly becoming my favorite channel) and noticed Sean Casey is among the seemingly hundreds of former players that are part of their on air-talent. No big deal- I’ve never had much of an opinion about Sean Casey one way or another- but something grabbed my attention.
I guess I associate Casey with the Reds, so for some reason what I thought was a Jersey accent surprised me(perhaps because I was still half asleep and anything could have surprised me/perhaps because I’m about to be in a baseball league filled predominately with Jersey and Philly guys, so I might be subconsicously preparing myself for the onslaught of trash talking that’s assuredly in my future over the next six months).
Either way, it peaked my interest enough to go to wikipedia and see that the “Mayor” is indeed from Willingboro Township, New Jersey. What I also learned was that the picture they used on wikipedia looks like Arnie Grape (from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) grew up to play professional baseball for Boston.
I thought it was pretty funny.