It is either a sign of the times in baseball in 2019, or a sign of the apocalypse, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed country music star Garth Brooks to a week-long deal.
— Pirates (@Pirates) February 11, 2019
— Kevin Gorman (@KGorman_Trib) February 11, 2019
The 57-year-old performer less-well-known as Chris Gaines was signed before Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel, Mike Moustakas, Britney Spears, Marwin Gonzalez, Josh Harrison, Jose Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Florida Georgia Line, Edwin Jackson, and Bartolo Colon.
Brooks is actually a veteran Spring Trainer, having seen time with the Royals, Padres, and Mets over the years.
My fingers are crossed that the Cubs can find some money in the budget to actually let Eddie Vedder take the field this year. I’ve seen that arm. He can fill in at shortstop for a while.
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) February 11, 2019