AlLeiter Has Three World SeriesRings So Why Did He Wear a Runner-UpChampionship Ring Recently?
A long time back, Al Leiter utilized to pitch for the SyracuseChiefs Now he’s a baseball operations consultant with the Mets, a function that brought him to Syracuse today:
Leiter went back to Syracuse for the very first time in 27 years and talked to the Mets pitchers. His objective was to ensure the group of pitchers were encouraged and all set– if and when they were contacted to the major leagues; for the Mets abrupt and unexpected battle to win a wild-card area.
With 3 winning World Series rings, he might have impressed the group with a winning champion ring.
Championship ring collectors and lovers (and readers of this blog site) understand that many professional athletes are not enjoyed use their runner up champion rings (granted when a group loses in the finals, or Super Bowl, or World Series).
ButLeiter picked to use a champion ring connected to more agonizing memories, from the 2000Mets That group won the National League title however lost to the Yankees in the World Series.
The importance was clear. Syracuse is now the Triple- A affiliate of the Mets, and with New York resisting into the heart of a heated pennant race Leiter wished to worry the possible contributions these gamers may be asked to comprise leading.
“I can’t remember the last time I wore this. I don’t think I’ve worn it in a long time,” he stated of the Mets ring. “The point was for these guys because of what’s going on in New York. And you’re in Triple-A. Don’t think it’s that far away. You could be a guy that could help, whether it’s an at-bat, whether it’s an inning (pitched) whether it’s an out, whether it’s a stolen base. Whatever.”
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