Important: There will be a Meeting of the Mookies this afternoon


UPDATE: Ian Browne of updates that there will be no Meeting of the Mookies today and that it could take place tomorrow. Sigh.

1:13 p.m. ET: With the Red Sox in New York this weekend for an interleague series against the Mets, there will be something special going on this afternoon at Citi Field.

Yes, it’s the first ever Mookie Summit. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the meeting will take place at 2:15 p.m. ET. If the cable news channels aren’t breaking in to cover this momentous event, they will have really dropped the ball here.

By the way, Betts has said in interviews that his parents gave him the nickname Mookie after watching former NBA player Mookie Blaylock. I wish this could qualify as a fun fact, but now it’s just really, really sad.