Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On the Beat with Matt Sinatro

A few weeks ago, while at Wrigley Field, I attempted to interview Cubs coach Matt Sinatro. Sinatro smiled and asked if I knew who he was. Anyone who knows me at all, knows I was the wrong person to ask that question.
Off the top of my head, I could tell you that Sinatro played parts of ten seasons in the majors with the Atlanta Braves, Oakland A's, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners. During his career, Sinatro played in 140 games, hitting one home run (off of Pete Falcone) and batting .190. Of course, Sinatro was a backup catcher, my strong suit!
I have followed his post-playing career through coaching stops with the Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays and finally here in Chicago. I chose not to ask him about his future despite Lou Piniella recent retirement announcement.
Sinatro was very cool. Twice after the interview he came up to me to small talk a bit. I am very happy to have added Sinatro to my list of interviews.
Thanks to Global Traveler magazine for this assignment. Thanks to the Cubs organization for this opportunity. Thanks to Matt Sinatro for taking a few minutes to talk to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I met Manny in a casino in Pullman WA. He seems like he would be a blast to hang out with.