HoJo Announces Comeback Plans
Fifty-year-old former Mets star Howard Johnson last played in an official game on Oct. 1st, 1995, nearly 16 years ago.
This weekend, he’ll be stepping back into action as a member of the Rockland Boulders in the independent Can-Am League. He’ll be playing alongside his son, Glen Johnson as the Boulders close out their inaugural season with a two-game series against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park.
“This may be my last go ‘round so it’s a great opportunity to play in a professional game with my son,” said Howard Johnson in a team-issued press release. “How many fathers can do that?”
Some are likely to criticize this as a sad publicity stunt, but it sounds like fun to me. I’d rather see HoJo take some swings in a Mets uniform during an old-timer’s game, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him try his luck against the Newark Bears’ pitching staff. I’m sure it will be a memorable weekend for both HoJo and his son as well.
I wish I was going to see the games, but I don’t think a trip up into Rockland County is in the cards for me this weekend. If anybody does go, please give me a full report. 🙂