Meet Jim Duquette and Jeff Nelson, Help Baseball Ireland

Join former Mets GM Jim Duquette and former Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson at Foley’s in NYC on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 7 PM for a night to raise funds for baseball programs in Ireland. Money raised will go to travel and shipping expenses for baseball clinics in Ireland.

A group of baseball scouts and players – known as the Baseball Miracles group – will be traveling to Ireland in to hold clinics in Limerick and Dublin on January 18 and 19. As part of the clinics, over 1,000 lbs of donated baseball equipment will be shipped to kids in Ireland.

Foley’s is “Cooperstown South” and the site of the Irish Baseball Hall of Fame; visiting the pub is something every baseball fan must do at some point in their life — this is as good an excuse as any. Foley’s is located at 18 W 33rd St, New York, New York 10001.

If helping promote baseball in Ireland, meeting Jeff Nelson, and asking Jim Duquette why the heck he traded away Scott Kazmir isn’t enough to entice you, there’s one more reason: you can buy me a pint of Guinness! In return I’ll teach you to throw a knuckle-curve.

For more info and to make an online donation, visit the Baseball United Foundation.

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  1. John January 2, 2014 at 12:00 am
    Thanks for plugging this, Joe. Hope you can make it. Should be a fun night!