Wednesday, July 1, 2015
WOULD YOU SIGN ODELL BECKHAM TO PITCH FOR YOU?
Funny... I send this story to my writers today hoping someone would pick it up. They should have...it's fascinating.
(In Photo: Deion Sanders, 1990)
I was always intrigued by guys like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Guys that could play 2 professional sports and play them well for a long, long time. I'm not saying that Odell Beckham Jr. could or would do that, but I do like this story, even though it's small. It's about the human interest part that I like.
According to YES Network: "After watching the Giants' star wide receiver hurl a softball 90 MPH, the Rockland Boulders believe he could be, offering him a contract to pitch for the Canadian American League team.
'It's apparent that Odell is a very gifted athlete regardless of his sport. We think that getting experience pitching to professional hitters will give him the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson,' Boulders general manager Shawn Reilly said in an interview with True Jersey. 'As we are the New York area's only defending professional championship team, he will have the opportunity to learn in a first-class environment while still in close proximity to MetLife Stadium.'"
Look, the way I see it, it's just a story about publicity and natural sports talent. Beckham is a true athlete and the Boulders want alittle bump in the publicity department. Nothing wrong with that. But I feel like Beckham will probably stick with football.
What do you think? Would you give Beckham a shot?
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