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Edgy DC
Jul 29 2005 11:04 AM

]People bring their gloves to the ballpark in hopes of catching a foul ball, and often fans with gloves get a little too involved in the game (see Maier, Jeffrey), but sometimes they get involved for all the right reason. In an International League game last week between Columbus and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Clipper infielder Mitch Jones broke the webbing in his first baseman's mitt after fielding a throw from third baseman Ryan Hankins. Jones went to get a new glove in the dugout, but nobody brought out a spare glove. As Jones waited, a fan tossed his glove to the slugging first baseman. Jones returned to the diamond with the fan's glove, finished the inning with it, and tossed it back to the fan at the end of the inning with a tip of the cap.

-- Kevin Goldstein, Baseball America

Jul 29 2005 11:11 AM

cool he is..

he's got some pop in his bat, from the Clippers site..

Pro Experience:
This is Mitch's sixth year in the Yankees organization. He hit 39 HR and 97 RBI with Trenton last year.

SI Metman
Jul 29 2005 12:34 PM

I think he was a member of the first Staten Island Yankees team. I remember watching him play in the pre St George days on the College of Staten Island campus.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 30 2005 01:38 PM

Good thing for Jones that this game was a home game for Columbus. Had this game been in Scranton, he might have had to finish the ininng with an old shoe or a discarded hat.

Jul 30 2005 02:10 PM

Now, that's baseball.

Jul 30 2005 02:19 PM

he was definetaly a Staten Island Yankee the 2nd year they played at CSI.

Jul 30 2005 07:40 PM

Let's get him. We could use a power-hitting first baseman- let's give the MFYs Seo and Ishii.

Edgy DC
Jul 30 2005 09:04 PM

Let me go on record as not liking that dealie.

Jul 31 2005 10:56 PM

Does anyone recall Mark Grace leaving his mitt on the first base bag for his counterpart to use when his own was being restrung? That was old school.