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OT, but I promised to send you any news on the subject. I wrote to Bob DiBiasio about having Matt Amodio throw out the first pitch at a game next summer. He wrote back immediately to say that it was a great idea and that he would make it happen. The team is going to work out a date with Matt.
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I agree that Jose is the better player, but Lindor may be more versatile. For example, Lindor might be better at cage fighting, if the NY Post is to be believed.
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Funny you should suggest having him throw out the first pitch because I had already decided to contact Matt to see when he’s going to be home from Yale next summer and ask him if he wanted me to contact the team to see if this could be arranged. Incidentally, after his Jeopardy winning streak was well underway, he was contacted by the RubberDucks and invited to throw out the first pitch at an August game. He did this and mentioned it on one of his Jeopardy appearances. (Matt played baseball in high school and is a good player.) He’s deep enough into following Cleveland baseball that one time he and I drove down to Columbus to watch a Clippers game so we could watch some prospects. He’s also gone to a lot of Akron games. Obviously, his interest in Cleveland baseball is now woven into his DNA, so I know he’d love to throw out the first pitch at a game next summer if it can be arranged. I’ll let you know if anything develops on this front.
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He is the son of my longtime law partner and fellow season ticket holder. Matt and I went to our first game together when he was in the eighth grade. We’ve gone to many more since then. He is a passionate Cleveland baseball fan and as nice a person as you’ll ever meet. As one might guess from having seen him on Jeopardy, he knows sabermetrics as well as anyone on this site. But, then, I kind of think that he may actually know everything—as in being a genuine polymath.
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Now that this WS is over—not a single instant of which I watched—I will start paying attention to baseball again.