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A few years ago, while doubling as the Mets' assistant traveling secretary, Horwitz would often try to email players' flight itineraries to an administrative assistant in the general manager's office. The assistant was a woman named Dianne, but when Horwitz typed in the D, he would inadvertently email third baseman David Wright instead.
Wright was too polite to tell Horwitz, so he became a sort of liaison between Horwitz and the woman. "I would just forward the emails to her and say, 'Hey, here's another one from Jay,'" Wright said. "The whole thing's been going on for years. People are just now starting to learn about how, uh, different he is."
The whole thing's been going on for years. People are just now starting to learn about how, uh, different he is.
Fine line between "different" and incompetent.
Had a BlackBerry back when I was a working stiff, but didn't have any butt dialing problem. Used it mostly for e-mail, much less for the phone, and wore it on the hip in a case. Maybe it's different if you stick it in a pocket.
"Jay is an optimist by nature," says Bobby Bonilla, the former Mets slugger who credits Horwitz with helping him survive a rocky (to be polite) Big Apple run. "He sees the good, even when there isn't much."
On most spring training days, Horwitz wakes up at 4:30 am, and arrives at Tradition Field 20 minutes later. During the season, he'll pull into the Citi Field parking lot at 6:30 a.m. for a 7 p.m. game.
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