Oct 31, 2010

The New GM

No, not that GM.

The NY Mets announced Sandy Alderson as their new General Manager on Friday. He was signed to a four-year deal with a club option for 2015. Since I know nothing about this guy except for what I read on Wikipedia and heard Friday on WFAN's Mike'd Up, I guess I really don't have an opinion on this one. He seems like he knows what he's up against and that he has a pretty clear vision of what needs to be done.

The one thing this announcement did get me thinking about is why men named "Sandy" do not seem to exist in any other facet of life except for baseball. What's even stranger is that -- unlike the Alomars ("Santos") or Koufax ("Sanford"), whose names actually lend themselves to "Sandy" as a derivative -- "Sandy" Alderson's real name is Richard Lynn. Does calling yourself "Sandy" make you sound more baseball? 

I think it kinda does, actually.

Regardless, just get us a damn championship...or the NY area will certainly come up with a new, undoubtedly more colorful nickname for ya. OK, Sandy?

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