...thy neighbor's starting pitcher.
The parade turned out to be quite entertaining for Kazmir, who said he was especially popular among fans of the Mets, the team which traded him to the Rays in July 2004 (for Victor Zambrano) and still hears regularly about it.
"They were really passionate, put it that way,'' Kazmir said. "It was crazy. There were guys tossing their Mets caps to me saying "Just try it on, see what it feels like, we know you'll come back.' A couple made it (to the truck) and they were like, "Just keep it, you'll be wearing it soon." And they were all asking me when I'll become a free agent.
Scott Kazmir, who won last night's All-Star Game, is locked up for about six years.