Garth BrooksNew York Mets

Plays for NY Mets

28 Jan, 2000

indexBrooks signs a contract with the NY Mets, and in return, they donate to his Touch ‘Em All Foundation for kids. Mets general manager Steve Phillips:

We are part of the entertainment industry, and I think this will add some excitement to our spring. I don’t know what sort of impact it will have on crowds, but it will add excitement. The most obvious question is what sort of distraction does it cause. I talked to quite a few of our players and our view is the positives outweighs the negatives. If there is a distraction, it might be a positive distraction. The press attention that usually falls on the players may fall of Garth a bit.

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