Richie Sexson arrived at his new home in the Bronx last night.
“I’ve always loved coming here,” he explained to reporters. “It’s a great place to play.”
He got comfortable in the neighborhood by ripping an RBI single to center in the first inning.
“It was a fun night,” Sexson said. “It’s a lot better having these fans on your side, that’s for sure. It’s a great atmosphere.”
Sexson could settle in and make this his last baseball address or he could be looking for a new place in a few weeks.
He understands this life can include lots of stops. Some of his were short-term leases in minor-league towns like: Burlington, North Carolina and Columbus, Georgia and Kinston, North Carolina and Akron, Ohio and Buffalo, New York. And then there were the big-league rentals in: Cleveland and Milwaukee and Phoenix and Seattle.
Sexson will probably go back to Brush Prairie, Washington, when it’s all over, but these days he’s making the best of things in the Bronx.
Welcome home, for now.