John Mayberry, Jr. of the Phillies wants a date... with a mermaid.
OK, so she isn't really a mermaid, but Antoinette Nikprelaj played one in the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, On Stranger Tides.
Mayberry's has solicited help from his agency, CAA, in landing a date with Nikprelaj by asking rival agency Innovative Artists to connect the two in a letter the New York Post reveals:
I imagine you’re familiar with CAA and some of our clients, as we work with Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Buster Posey and Andre Ethier among others.Although Mayberry is a baseball player, he isn't enough of a household name yet, so it remains to be seen if Nikprelaj will meet Mayberry, or if she even knows about the request. Iin the middle of a breakout season, Mayberry is hitting .260/.318/.516 as a 27-year-old for the Phillies. He'll get a chance on a national stage to impress Nikprelaj, as Philadelphia will make the postseason and is a heavy favorite to make it to the World Series.
I hate to even be sending you this e-mail, and I’m quite embarrassed to say the least, but we have a young client on the Philadelphia Phillies who asked us if we knew any agents at Innovative Artists and could connect him to Antoinette Nikprelaj.
“I know you’re not a dating or set-up service, but John Mayberry, Jr. (Phillies OF) would love to meet Antoinette or invite her to a baseball game sometime. Would this be possible?
Here’s a bio [ed.: Not included] of John to give you some more info on him (he’s a great guy, down-to-earth, humble, Stanford-educated, etc.) Thanks for considering this as you know how this business is and servicing clients.
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