Endy Chavez, best remembered for his amazing catch to rob Scott Rolen of a two-run homer in game seven of the 2006 NLCS, is going to play for the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League this season.
Chavez did not play last season after leaving the Seattle Mariners during spring training for personal reasons. He’s now planning to resume his baseball career at age 38.
“I’m very excited to get back to the game that I love,” Chavez told MyCentralJersey.com’s Mike Ashmore in an exclusive interview. “I know I still can produce. I’ve had a lot of support from the fans who want me to be back on the field, so I’m giving it a shot.”
I’m hoping that Chavez can get back to the Major Leagues, and failing that, at least play well enough that he can feel like he’s walking away from the game on his own terms… whether that happens this year or two or three seasons from now.
And I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get my photo of The Catch signed by Chavez at some point this season.