Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Mike Vento, last seen dressed up as a cheerleader on rookie hazing day four years ago, is still around. He came up through the Yankees system, but got just a cup of coffee with the Yanks and then was released. He's been playing mostly in the minors, mostly for the Nationals.
I went to some Syracuse Chiefs (the new Nats AAA affiliate) last week, and saw Mike Vento. He didn't play, alas; he was on the DL. But he did come out of the dugout to celebrate a walkoff victory with his teammates.
I must say...back in 2005, I never dreamed that Mike Vento would still be in baseball after Bubba Crosby, Kevin Thompson, and Kevin Reese had hung up their spikes.
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