good morning all its time for the hazy, lazy Sunday edition of “this day in Mets infamy with Rusty” so lets get down to buisness
first off b-day wishes go out to one of the many ineffective pitchers that the Mets had in the late ’70′s Dwight “Saint” Bernard (1952) – little footnote about him – he was later traded for Mark “bombs away” Bomback in ’79
Joe “captain” Orsulak (1962) – one of the most clutch guys on a god awful mets teams of the mid ’90′s
New York Mets traded Tim Teufel to the San Diego Padres for Garry Templeton on May 31, 1991. – sad day indeed because other than Doc Gooden he was one of the last mainstays from the ’86 world series champoinship team and the “Tuefel Shuffle” was sorely missed – and all we got back was a washed up utility player in Templeton.
and lastly on this date in 02 Mo Vaugn was seen eating a celery stalk – when prodded by the media he said ” I’m on a vegetarian diet – nuthin but vegetables and steak !” when a reporter broke the news to him that staek wasn’t a vegetable he said ” shoot i wondered why they didn’t have hamburgers at the health food store!”