Good Afternoon my fellow brothers and sisters in ( Mets) arms. As we all know today is a off day so the pain that is the 2009 season will subside for another twenty-four or so hours when the first pitch in Colorado. With that said , it is time for ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty”
first off , celebrating a birthday today is a pitcher from the mid ’60′s – Tracy Stallard (1937)
Also another year older is the piece of crap outfielder we recieved in return for Jeff Reardon ( or was that Ellis Valentine? – does it really matter !) – Claudell Washington (1954)
And our token Asian player from the ’90′s – Hideo Nomo – is forty one (1968)
and lastly Pat ” If you blinked in ’92 you missed me ” Howell (1968)
New York Mets purchased Bill “Reverend” Graham from the Detroit Tigers on August 31, 1967.
New York Mets traded Jerry Grote to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Dan Smith and Randy Rogers on August 31, 1977. This completed the nuclear explosion that was the M. Donald Grant years, and a fine nuclear winter enveloped the team until 1984 !
New York Mets traded Pete Harnisch to the Milwaukee Brewers for Donny Moore on August 31, 1997. As we know Pete couldn’t play nice with Bobby Valentine and was banished from his sight!
New York Mets sold veteran utility man Tim Spehr to the Kansas City Royals on August 31, 1998.
And lastly does anyone want tickets to saturdays game?? somebody? anybody? oh ….. nevermind !!!