Purpura’s big break
From Baseball America’s General Manager Roundtable, this anecdote from Astros GM Tim Purpura may tickle M’s fans:
SCHWARZ: WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 BavasiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s daughter. He disputes it, he denies it, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s absolutely the truth–and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to find the receipt one of these days to prove it to him. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s as bad as it got. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think people realize–itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not hazing, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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!