Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Who remembers John Milton Rivers? You know, that speedy center fielder that used to run funny and played for the Yankees during their 1977 and 1978 championship years? I guess you probably know him better by his baseball name, Mickey… Last week, I had an interesting debate with the executive producer of SNY, when I asked him why two of his blogs posted that Daniel Huchingson was suspended for 50 games. “It’s his given name.” I thought that was funny being everyone else in the universe including himself and his mom refer to him as Chase Huchingson. “Wouldn’t it be better to use his baseball name rather than his given name,” I asked? “It doesn’t matter”, he retorted. “By the way, what did you think of Richard’s press conference this afternoon?” “Who’s Richard?” “Oh, I’m sorry, I was using his given name. I’m talking about Sandy.” Ain’t I a stinker? Getting back to Mickey Rivers, I loved this quote he once said about playing center field. “The first thing you do when you get out to center
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