We’re eight days from the start of spring training for the New York Mets, but the Seattle Mariners were the first team to officially report yesterday.
Former New York Mets farmhand Mike Carp distributed t-shirts to all of his teammates honoring the memory of outfielder Greg Halman, who was killed in November. According to Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker, Carp is looking into ways to make the shirts available to the public with proceeds benefiting Halman’s family or a charity.
“We thought it might be a good idea to make them available in the team stores,” Carp said. “I’m going to go in (Sunday) and talk to the team about it. But I think it would be neat if we could come up with a way to sell them and use the money to help the (Halman) family or give it to charity. It would be a great tribute to him.”
Some other Sunday morning reading for you:
- Seedlings To Stars’ 2012 New York Mets prospects list
- MLB Depth Charts’ projections for the Buffalo / Binghamton / St. Lucie / Savannah minor league rosters
And since I gave in to temptation & picked up a $5 pack of 2012 Topps baseball cards when I was in Target on Saturday, here are the three newest Mets cards in my collection.