Meet Jim Duquette Tonight at Foley’s

Former Mets GM Jim Duquette and former Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson (as well as yours truly) will be at Foley’s in Manhattan (18 W 33rd St, across the street from the Empire State Building) TONIGHT beginning 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.

For more info and to make an online donation, visit the Baseball United Foundation website, Facebook page, and Google+ page.

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