Sam Frank writes :
In the year 2000, a female friend of mine went to a Mets game, with seats behind the dugout. She showed up early, for batting practice. Or maybe it was a friend of that friend and she was working a summer job for the Yankees and it was a Subway Series and she was on the field before gametime. I’m pretty sure it was the latter, but it doesn’t matter, because the next part’s for sure. During the game, a batboy came up to her and passed her a piece of paper with a phone number and a note:
“Derek Bell wants to know if you’d like to take a ride on his yacht.”
Which doesn’t disprove this old story. But on this occasion, Operation Shutdown was shot down.