Friday, July 4, 2014

Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri crossed paths at airport after being traded for one another

Jason Grilli.jpg P4100476 Ernesto Frieri.jpg

If you had to guess, what are the odds that two players traded for one another would end up crossing paths in route to their new clubs?

In the case of Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri, these odds were spot on last weekend when the maligned closers ran into each other in a restroom at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.


"I'm waiting for my next flight, so I just went to a bathroom to wash my face. First thing, I look at this guy washing his hands next to me," said Frieri, "and I thought, 'I think I know this guy.'

"I looked again, and he's looking at me and goes, 'Really? Well, I guess this is when we get to meet each other.'"

It was Jason Grilli, the fellow reliever for whom Frieri had been traded hours earlier and himself was en route from Pittsburgh to Kansas City to join the Angels.

The world might be small, but O'Hare Airport is not. That was one of the 100-plus bathrooms in the five-terminal complex.

Again, what are the chances of that?

Via Extra Mustard

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