Our frenemies over at UTB are perhaps the only people who follow the career of Mark DeRosa more closely than we do. They campaigned to make the former Penn two-sport standout our Commencement speaker, then lobbied for the Phillies to sign him this off-season.
Well, yesterday, DeRosa -- who recently gave an exclusive interview to the DP -- signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco Giants (who, by the way, are in California throughout the graduation festivities).
News that the sides were close to agreement was first reported by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, a DP alum with whom we also caught up not long ago.
DeRosa, 35 by Opening Day, is a .275 career hitter with 92 homers and 430 RBIs. He is the fourth-leading passer in Quakers football history, and played baseball here too, of course, before the Atlanta Braves drafted him in 1996