Breaking: Murph to get jinxed Santa role
November, 19, 2013
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive/Getty ImagesAnna "Claus" Benson once had a memorable visit to the Mets' holiday party. Husband Kris wasn't a Met much longer.
Murphy has been booked to play Santa Claus on Dec. 17 at Citi Field, at the Mets' annual holiday party for local schoolchildren.
For years, playing Santa Claus for the Mets was the last step before getting traded or suffering some serious injury. Just ask past Santas including Kris Benson, John Maine, Mike Cameron and Jeff Francoeur.
Last year, R.A. Dickey was traded days after attending the holiday party.
Zack Wheeler, by the way, will serve as Murphy's elf/sidekick.