Monday, January 25, 2010

Orlando Cepeda? Check. Bob Gibson? Check. Hunter Pence? Check.

On January 26, which I presume has not yet occurred (because I have no idea what day it is), Hunter Pence and his $3.5 million will be heading to the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York to accept the Murcer Award on behalf of the Houston Astros.

What is this Murcer Award?
The Murcer Award is given to the team in each league whose players contribute the most money to B.A.T. through the MLB Payroll Deduction Program.

What is this B.A.T.?
The Baseball Assistance Team.

What is this Baseball Assistance Team?
B.A.T. is "dedicated to assisting members of the 'Baseball Family' through financial grants, health-care programs and rehabilitative counseling." The program has awarded more than $19 million in grants since it was founded in 1986 and has benefited more than 2,400 members of the "Baseball Family."

Andre Dawson will be there, and he looks more like Woo Woo each and every passing day.