I got to hand it to the Mets. Every game that I watch they suck me in, whether it is a game that they are leading or a game that they are down by a few runs I have to watch just to see how they can screw it up. Yesterdays game was no exception. Bobby Parnell looked somewhat decent in his first five innings of work but then of course the wheels came off and he served up that meatball ! Well I guess it is par for the course at this stage of the season. Anyway here is the early Sunday edition of ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty”
Sadly today would have been Tug McGraw’s sixty fifth birthday (1944) You are dearly missed Tug !!
also celebrating a birthday is the other player in the Ben Johnson for Heath Bell and Royce Ring trade – Happy Birthday Jon Adkins ! (1977) ( and where are you now !)
New York Mets sold Dale Murray to the Montreal Expos on August 30, 1979. I have many memories of Dale stinking up the joint !
New York Mets traded Kevin “ Not that one” Brown and Julio Machado to the Milwaukee Brewers for Charlie O’Brien and Kevin Carmody on August 30, 1990. O’Brien was a serviceable catcher who couldn’t hit but he was able to handle a pitching staff.
Montreal Expos claimed Orlando Mercado of the New York Mets on waivers on August 30, 1990.
New York Mets traded Nikco Riesgo and Rocky Elli to the Philadelphia Phillies for Tom Herr on August 30, 1990. Herr spent a better part of the year with the Mets before being released in ’91
New York Mets traded Archie Corbin to the Kansas City Royals for Pat Tabler on August 30, 1990.
New York Mets traded Nelson Cruz to the Oakland Athletics for Jorge Velandia on August 30, 2000.
New York Mets traded Victor ” Manny Jr” Diaz to the Texas Rangers for Mike Nickeas on August 30, 2006.
And the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day – his favorite t.v network is The Food Channel