“It’s over Johnny !! IT’S OVER !!! – General Trautman ” First Blood”.
Sorry all my fellow Mets fans but that is the first thing that came to my mind after watching the final dose of poison from the lethal injection that Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon injected into our 2009 New York Mets. It was as as obvious as a hooker with a Adams apple that after the Luis Castillio injury that this team was going to fold faster than Doyle Brunson at a game of Texas Hold ‘Em. And yes there is still about 50 games left – but lets not kid ourselves and instead lets have a look at what happened on this day in Mets infamy with yours truely – Rustyjr . Btw the Wilpons suggest in lieu of flowers send donations ( and lotsa cash) to Sterling Equities
First off Happy Birthday to one of the scrubs of the ’66 team- Shaun Fitzmaurice (1942)
Mardie ” Cornhole?? ” Cornejo (1951)
and warmest birthday wishes goes out to possibly our best first basemen ( other than Keith Hernandez) -John Olerud (1968)
New York Mets traded Ken ” Hockey Hosser eh!” MacKenzie to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ed Bauta on August 5, 1963.
New York Mets released second baseman and Cardinal scum Tom ” his & ” Herr on August 5, 1991. – the Mets signed the past his prime Herr after they realized Gregg Jefferies was not a good fit at second base so the moved him the third and the rest is infamy !!!
And todays Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day – after observeing this seasons Mets team – he is embarrased that he was Met