Good morning to all my fellow Mets maniacs out there ( I know we are dropping like flies). It is time once again for yhe early A.M edition of ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty”, So let us procede with caution.
First off birthday greetings go out to on of the better hitting catchers in Mts history ( too bad he had a mental block when it came to throwing the ball) Mackey ” DOUBLE CLUTCH” Sasser (1962)
also celebrating a birthday today is utilityman who found his power stroke after he left the Mets Kevin ” Steroids!!” Elster (1964)
and sadly on this date in 2004 the radio voice of the Mets – Bob Murphy passed away . I remember being at work and crying for a man I had never met but knew all my life.
New York Mets signed free agent Lee ” Maz !!!” Mazzilli on August 3, 1986. – great pick up by Frank Cashen after the media circus that insued with the George Foster release.
New York Mets signed free agent Alex TreviÃ±o on August 3, 1990. At this point it was obvious that the Mets were about to come full circle to it’s late ’70′s – early ’80′s roots when you reaquire one of the worst hitting and defensive catchers in team history.
And Mo Vaughn agrees with me.