Brody Chernoff, the six-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, may have leaked the team’s plans to sign shortstop Francisco Lindor to a seven-year contract extension.
Brody was in the broadcast booth with Cleveland radio announcer Tom Hamilton during Saturday’s spring training game against the White Sox. Hamilton, as any good journalist would do, probed his inside source for information.
Hamilton said to the young Chernoff (via Deadspin), “Let me ask you, just between us and all the people listening. Dad had any phone calls lately? Who’s he trying to get? Because he won’t tell us. Can you?”
“He’s trying to get Lindor to play for seven more years,” Brody answered.
You can skip to about the 3:40 mark for that exchange, but you should really listen to the entire clip —it’s adorable and hilarious throughout.
Nice scoop, Hammy, but the words of a child so young should be taken with a few shakes of salt.