Maybe it’s just the baseball fever time of year

Three Republicans are considering bids for the United States Senate – millionaire developer Anne Evans Estabrook, and Assemblymen Joseph Pennacchio and Jon Bramnick – but some GOP leaders aren’t convinced that any of them can beat 83 ¾-year-old Democrat Frank Lautenberg. As a result, some Republican activists appear interested in broadening their search for another candidate.

The name that comes up the most often: former major league baseball player Al Leiter, a Toms River native who played for the Yankees and the Mets. The Leiter for Senate talk continues even after the retired ballplayer declined to express interest in running for office next year.

Maybe it’s just the baseball fever time of year