This RBI Leader has earned his wings…
His team won’t make the post-season. They will finish 2015 with a losing record. It’s not an exaggeration to say they are buried in the standings and the news. Anonymity? The franchise has it, like or not.
But, for those who follow Duluth, and the GLBL in detail, Jean Carlier is not an obscure baseball player. Lacking the flash of younger players and the press that often accompanies the hot prospects, this classy vet is waging war on USA pitching. At 39 years, and 39 days, Jean Carlier is leading the USA league in RBI’s with 81. Actually, he is leading all of the GLBL in RBI’s. He’s known as the Team Leader by everyone but himself and because of that old school humility, he garners the admiration of fans and teammates alike and is without question the face of the franchise.
Jean Carlier has won the hearts of the entire city and organization in Duluth. How many games remain in the career of the pride of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario is subject to speculation. Yet, barring injury or unforeseen circumstances the Sea Gulls faithful expect Jean to return to Sea Gull Stadium again next season fulfilling at least the final year on his contract. Keep those RBI’s coming Jean!