So, Pete Rose and Joe DiMaggio are in the jungle in Vietnam, and DiMaggio decides he needs to take a shower …
No, that’s not the intro to a joke. It happened. Pete Rose said it did. And even though it’s a true story and not a joke, it does have some punchline. Why Pete Rose felt compelled to share it is another story, but he’s Pete Rose and we love him for that.
BTW: the story and the website are clean enough, but it is basically a locker room story, so if that bugs you, don’t click through.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.