Marlins reliever Tom Koehler — he of the glittering MLB resume that consists of a whopping 13.1 innings in a Miami uniform — has organized a “Pitch For Relief” baseball camp to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As of Tuesday night, only 5 persons had signed up for the camp, and Koehler tells the Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi he suspects local sentiment towards the salary-dumping Marlins has something to do with the modest response. As opposed to, y’know, hardly anyone knowing or caring who Tom Koehler is. (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
“I don’t know if people are really that aggravated that they’re going to take it to that extent. It’s a shame if they are,’’ said Koehler, who made eight appearances for the Marlins after a September call-up from Class AAA New Orleans.
“Hopefully people realize they have an opportunity to do something really good for a lot of people. There are people up in the Northeast, it’s winter now, so it’s cold and they’re still without power.’’
Outfielder Juan Pierre and retired All-Star Jeff Conine are among the instructors.