Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/24/12
During Thanksgiving I got an early Christmas present when my sister gave me this autographed ball of Orel Hershiser. My sister works in the financial industry and she met Hershiser at a conference. Turns out he is involved with a company whose main line of business is providing – of all things – bridge loans of 90 to 120 days. Of course anyone who has followed the Mets is all too familiar with the concept of bridge loans, as the club took one out last year. Regardless, Hershiser is more than just an ex-jock putting a highly visible face on a product. It turns out that he is one of the movers and shakers for the company. During this particular conference, my sister said that he got there at the crack of dawn and stayed the entire day. When it was finally his company’s turn to present, Hershiser delivered a strong performance. My sister said he was either well-versed or well-coached. I told her that I wouldn’t be surprised if it was both. Hershiser always had a reputation of ...
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