Good morning my fellow Mets fans, it’s time to shake off last nights defeat th the lowly Orioles of Baltimore with my last Big Easy edition of ” this dat in Mets infamy with Rusty” so lets get goin cuz i got a plane to catch.
Celebrating birthdays to day was a minor cog in the infamous Tug McGraw to the Philthies trade, outfielder Dave “Shake Shack” Schneck (1949)
also getting another year older is legendary catcher with the Indians yest a 4th string catcher with the Mets – you know him , you love him, he’s our catching coach Sandy “JUNIOR !!” Alomar (1966)
And finally celebrating a birthday is the outfielder that never reached his potential Ben “I was traded for Heath Bell and all I got was this lousy T-SHIRT” Johnson (1981)
New York Mets released Joe “SAINT JOE” Torre on June 18, 1977. This move was facillitated ( s.a.t. word) when he realized he had no more use as a player/ manager and focused on just manageing ( yeah that helped us out!)
and this is a very infamous move in our franchise history today is the 20th anniversary of the New York Mets traded Lenny Dykstra, Roger McDowell and Tom Edens to the Philadelphia Phillies for Juan Samuel on June 18, 1989. – If I ever see Frank Cashen I just want to scream ” WHY!!!” at him
New York Mets traded Allen “YANKEE SCUM!” Watson to the Seattle Mariners for Justin Dunning and Mac Suzuki on June 18, 1999. – as we all know that trade worked out well for us also lol
and lastly as I leave this beautiful city known as New Orleans I have to say the rebuilding is coming along nicely tourism is up – I’ve met many nice people – including a phone interview with Ron Swoboda ( more on that this weekend) but please if you have the income and are scheduled to go on vacation consider this place – you wont regret it – Mo Vaughn has’nt ( he has the stretch marks to prove it !!