Purpura’s big break

DMZ · December 22, 2005 at 9:34 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

From Baseball America’s General Manager Roundtable, this anecdote from Astros GM Tim Purpura may tickle M’s fans:

SCHWARZ: What’s the worst task you were given starting out, Tim–the hazing process when you were low man on the totem pole?

PURPURA: This is a matter of some dispute. But the truth is that my first job as an intern was to go rent a baby crib for Bill Bavasi’s daughter. He disputes it, he denies it, but it’s absolutely the truth–and I’m going to find the receipt one of these days to prove it to him. That’s as bad as it got. I don’t think people realize–it’s not hazing, it’s do-what-you-have-to-do, and I was happy to do it. I was happy to pick up the meal money, I was happy to go get the sandwiches for Mike Port and Bill Bavasi.

Hee hee hee!


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