Good morning guys. After seeing David Wright getting clocked yesterday afternoon it made me think I guess nothing drives home the reality of mortality than seeing a human being layed out motionless on the ground and knowing there is nothing you personally can do about it . Anyway it’s time for ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty” and a word for David – Don’t rush back to soon – we need you healthyÂ mentally and physically.
First off Happy Birthday to original Mets outfielder – the late Gene Woodling (1922)
Birthday wishes also go out to the first baseman of the putrid teams of the late ’70′s and early ’80′s -Mike ” Jorgy” Jorgensen (1948)
Rick ” Greg Maddux Jr” Reed turns 43 today (1965) I still feel he was our ace in the hole in that late ’90′s early ’00′s rotation.
And speedy outfielder and all around headcase – Roger CedeÃ±o turns 35 (1974) ( remember when Steve Phillips resigned him for that ridiculous contract in ’03 ?!? his skills had eroded so much that he was relegated to a bench role midway through his contract !
New York Mets sold pitcher Gerry Arrigo to the Cincinnati Reds on August 16, 1966.
New York Mets signed free agent JosÃ© “JosÃ©! JosÃ©! JosÃ© !” Reyes on August 16, 1999. – When I read this I thought to myself ” Damn he’s been in the organization for 10 years?!?
On this date in 2002 the New York Mets traded Mark ” Chicken” Little to the Arizona Diamondbacks for P.J. ” Butthead” Bevis .
And Mo Vaughn and his bride to be – Sherri Sheppherd have reservedÂ The Popeye’s flagship location in New Orleans for their wedding reception.
Get Well David you are in our thoughts here at the Real Dirty Mets Blog