Monday, December 8, 2008

Gary Bennett

In December of 2007 Gary Bennett was named in the Mitchell report as a player who had used performance enhancers. As one Bash Brother should do Bennett admitted his usage and said "As far as the report is concerned to me, it's accurate. Obviously, it was a stupid decision. It was a mistake."

Gary Bennett was drafted by the Phillies in 1990 and made his major league debut in 1995 with them. He was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox and spent a season in the minor leagues, and was signed again by the Phillies as a minor league free agent. He played with the Phils until July 23, 2001 when he was traded to the Mets for Todd Pratt, exactly one month later the Mets traded him to the Rockies for Ender Chavez. He played one year with the Rockies and then began a odyssey of one year contracts as a free agent playing with the Padres, Brewers, Nationals, Cardinals and Dodgers. He was released by the Dodgers after a disappointing 2008 season. Where will he resurface next year? I got this card from Autographed Baseball Cards Unlimited.


night owl said...

That's all these guys have to do is just say that they did it. Almost everyone will forgive them. I know I did when Bennett said so. It made rooting for him when he arrived on the Dodgers a lot easier.

Anonymous said...

He sure has an ugly signature. ;)

I still need to pick up a Bennett signed card for my collection, since he was a Met for about five minutes.

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