Move Over Reyes, Samuels Is New NL Steals Leader

You gotta chuckle when you read what NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said regarding former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels who was brought up on charges today and arrested.

“This is a case of the equipment manager leading the National League in steals,” New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement.

According to the report, which can be read at ESPN New York, Samuels stockpiled 507 signed and unsigned jerseys, 304 hats, 828 bats, 22 batting helmets and 10 equipment bags, which officials recovered from his friend’s basement in Madison, Conn.

Samuels faces a 20-count indictment and could spend between 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison.

The Mets fired Charlie Samuels on Nobvember 12, 2010 after 35 years of employment with the organization.