24 Hours of Baseball

The Brooklyn Cyclones are running a charity event called “24 Hours of Baseball“, beginning at noon on Friday, June 6th.

13 staff members of the Cyclones will play baseball — yes, hardball, not softball — for 24 hours straight, in an effort to raise funds for Autism Speaks, HeartShare, and the NYPLCF, which will allocate the funds to needy recipients throughout the Brooklyn community.

Yours truly will be playing in the kickoff game at noon for a team made up of NY-area journalists called “The Scribes”, which is being partially sponsored by the good folks at Mattingly Sports (don’t tell Donnie I’m a Mets fan). Wait till the professional writers find out I’m a lowly blogger! Hopefully Buzz Bissinger isn’t on the team.

If by chance you are in the Brooklyn area, come on down and watch, it should be fun. If you can’t come by but would like to make a donation, you can do so here. ALL monies go directly to the aforementioned charities.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. sincekindergarten June 6, 2008 at 8:11 am
    This sounds like fun! Play, tell–are there other Mets’ bloggers going to be there?
  2. joe June 6, 2008 at 8:22 am
    The others wimped out. I’m representing the blogosphere.
  3. sincekindergarten June 6, 2008 at 10:09 am
    I realize that I meant to say, “Pray, tell,” instead of, “Play, tell.” 😮