This goes out as a reminder for all the remaining Mets Fans out there
Run to the Hills
Run for your life !
- Iron Maiden
Okay now that that’s out of the way it is time to take our daily dose of propofol that is ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty” !
First off Happy Birthday to one time long man / spot starter and coach for the Mets – Mike ” Brother of Greg” Maddux (1961)
Also celebrating a birthday is our everyday outfielder from ’96 & ’97 – Brian ” son of Hal” McRae (1967) – Have you ever noticed that aside from a Todd Hundley whenever we have a brother or son of a star player they turn out to be mediocre at best ?
Now here’s a bright spot in the annals of Mets infamy – today is the day our New York Mets signed free agent Jerry ” KOOZ!” Koosman in 1964.
and here is a equally infamous transaction that happened today in 1992 when our beloved – yet dysfunctional New York Mets traded David Cone to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson . As we all know Kent turned into a Hall Of Fame second baseman after he left us and Thompson was a fourth outfielder at best – it’s these kinds of deals that want you to kill your self quick and painlessly !
and lastly on this day in 2004 our New York Mets traded reliever Dan Wheeler to the Houston Astros for Adam ” Doctor” Seuss on August 27, 2004. – Long story short , Wheeler went on to make the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays while Seuss played two games for St. Lucie before getting trapped into the 12th dimension.
All I can say is to quote Joe Benigo- ” Oh The Pain !!!