” I’m a loser baby / so why don’t you kill me” – Beck
Yeah that was kinda what I was think Luis Castillio was thinking last night after he botched that potential double play in the second inning of last nights game – but hey this team is already D.O.A !
Anyway it is time for the ” Strive for .500 edition” of ” This Day In Mets Infamy with Rusty”
Happy Birthday to utility infielder of the mid ’60′s Cliff Cook (1936)
Birthday wishes also go out to our 2010 starting left fielder ( I’m kidding – I think) Cory “Sully” Sullivan (1979)
New York Mets purchased relief pitcher Bill Connors from the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 1967.
New York Mets purchased past his prime starting pitcher Ray Burris from the New York Yankees on August 20, 1979. Funny thing is if you ever seen a picture of Ray , he was just as hefty as C.C Sabbathia!
New York Mets signed former Chicago Cub and Philadelphia Phillies infielder free agent Larry Bowa on August 20, 1985. Bowa was supposed to give us infield depth for the final stretch of the ’85 pennent chase but alas it went for naught as we lost the division to the St. Louis Cardnals. Larry Bowa is currently throwing tempertantrums as the third base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (hmmmm next manager of the Mets???)
on this date in 2007 New York Mets traded Sean Henry and Jose Castro to the Cincinnati Reds for Jeff ” The Barbarian” Conine .
And lastly Mo Vaughn and Mrs. Buttersworth broke up when Mr. Buttersworth caught them in a compromising situation.