This makes me sad: the Phillies released Geoff Jenkins yesterday.
I’ll miss seeing Geoff Jenkins at Citizens Bank Park this year. He approached every game with enthusiasm, whether he was on the field or in the dugout. Plus, from all accounts (personal stories, interviews, etc), it seems that Jenkins is a class act. Even this article demonstrates that he took the disappointing news in a classy fashion.
In a time when so many baseball players act in un-classy ways–roids, wife-beating, cheating, and the like–it’s nice to hear about a ballplayer being classy. He seems like a good guy, and he’s a decent ballplayer; I hope Jenkins finds a spot with another good team. Regardless, he will always be a World Effin’ Champion…with a fabulous smile!