Good Morning folks it’s time for the ” DUCK !!! THE SHARAPNEL IS FLYING” edition of ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty “. So put on your flak jackets and lets get started.
First off on this date the New York Mets purchased Skip “TO MY LOO ” Lockwood from the Oakland Athletics on July 28, 1975.
New York Mets purchased Gil Flores from the California Angels on July 28, 1978.
New York Mets traded Bobby ” BOO!! ” Bonilla and Jimmy Williams to the Baltimore Orioles for Alex ” 5 TOOL PLAYER MY ASS !” Ochoa and Damon ” Son of Don ” Buford on July 28, 1995. My take on this is we cut out a cancer and in return got some sugar pills in return. Bobby Bo had outlived his welcome in the first week he played for us and it took 3 years before our front office rectified the mistake.
New York Mets traded Melvin Mora, Mike ” Mr.” Kinkade, Lesli ” Lesli ? ” Brea and Pat Gorman to the Baltimore Orioles for Mike” ICK” Bordick on July 28, 2000.
New York Mets traded Paul ” Generation Z” Wilson and Jason Tyner to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Bubba Trammell and Rick ” Chubsey Ubsey ” White on July 28, 2000. – This turned out to be a good low level Steve Phillips trade in essence we got a pretty good bat for the bench and a rubber armed relief pitcher who helped propel us in to the post season.
New York Mets traded Graeme ” AUSSIE ! AUSSIE ! AUSSIE ! OI ! OI ! OI !” Lloyd to the Kansas City Royals for Jeremy ” King of the ” Hill on July 28, 2003.
And here’s what you did’nt see during yesterday’s press conference / debacle.. Mo Vaughn was lobbying to Jeff Wilpon for Omar Minaya’s job.
And on a serious note, I was at last nights game -it was a good game – a real nail biter!! . My only problem was ever since the All-Star Break the Mets said they had recieved permission from MLB to stream live footage during the game on the center field score board so people with obstructed views in left field can see all the fielding plays in the outfield. They did that and as a denizen of the Left field Promenade reserved seats I salute that . The problem is that they also said there would be more Mets history on display by last nights opening series . you know what I saw ? NADA !! ZIP !!! ZERO !!! I asked every official and staff member within my eye range and I got the same old Sgt Schultz answer ” I KNOW NAAHTHINK !!! NATHINK !!!. cOME ON GUYS DONT MAKE PROMISES AND THEN NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON THEM !!!