Once again it’s time to grab your favorite mid-day drink, kick your feet up, and get your daily dose of Mets in the Papers.
Brian Heyman, “Beltran Feeling Good After Rehab Game in Center”
“After every game, they’ll evaluate,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said from Denver. “Then it’s two things. It’s the physical, the skill part. That’s really in his court. As long as the physical continues to be fine, then it’s going to be totally on him whether he feels ready to come back.”
Bart Hubuch, “Helmet Not the Wright Fit”
“It’s just not comfortable,” Wright said of the bulbous, heavily padded S100 helmet from Rawlings. “It’s just the last thing I need to be worried about in the box, to be trying to shove it on my head.”
Bart Hubbuch, “Mets’ Bats Help Lefty Earn First Career Win”
“How does the first win feel? It’s better than setting [negative] records,” Misch said with a chuckle. “It’s a good feeling. It’s stuff you dream about and think of. Did I think it would take this long? Who knows? I’m just pretty excited.”
Â Forty years after he helped boost a laughingstock team to World Series glory, the retired pitcher was slapped with a six-month sentence for failing to pay taxes. Koosman, 66, a two-time All-Star lefty, apologized as he was read his fate, saying he got suckered by the anti-tax fringe movement.
David Lennon, “No Changes to Citi Field Layout in 2010″
“We all said we’d give it the season and talk about it then,” said assistant GM John Ricco, the traveling executive on this road trip. “There’s been nothing definitive on it yet.”
David Lennon, “Memorable Day for Mets’ Misch, Thole”
Even in the darkest of seasons – and this is among the very worst for the Mets – there is the occasional point of light. The unlikely battery of Misch and Thole stopped the wild card-leading Rockies as the Mets chased Jason Marquis, a 14-game winner, after five innings.
David Wright has shelved the oversized helmet he wore upon returning from a concussion during Tuesday’s series opener in Colorado. Wright was the recipient of good-natured barbs from teammates, opponents and on television, but he said he is reverting to his normal helmet because the new one is heavy and uncomfortable.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!