I had a dream – more of a nightmare during the first week of this season. In this dream I was sitting in the stands of a ubiquitous stadium with with fans of two teams that I couldn’t discern . Whenever I asked a fellow spectator what was going on the person would say “the bleeps and the bleeps are playing in the World Series!!” I asked him again saying that I could barely understand him – he repeated the same line. Then I woke up. I considered it a odd yet benign dream. That is until I had the exact same dream last night but this time the bleeps were filled it with the wretched names of the two teams I despise the most ! ” The Yanks and the Phillies are playing in the World Series !!” I just realized this dream has turned into a nightmare ! I know what you are saying – both teams will face stiff competition from the Dodgers and Angels - but I am starting to see this as some time of cosmic slap in the face to all Mets fans because we are in a bit of a catch 22. If we root against the Yanks then we are rooting for a team that you have to admit are a strong team – yet they are our most hated team in the N.L. East . And If we root for the Yankees – well I’m not going there but it’s like having sex with your sister that you know has herpes – IT’S JUST WRONG !!!
Okay now with that said – IT IS TIME FOR THE INFAMY !!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to one of the longest serving third base coaches in Mets history ( ’68- ’75) – Eddie Yost (1926)
Relief pitcher from ’73-’74 – John Strohmayer is 63 (1946)
Relief pitcher from the early ’90′s – Julio ” remember me?” Valera is 41 (1968) He was traded away to the Angels in return for past his prime second baseman Dick Schofield
New York Mets traded pitchers Ray Sadecki and Tommy Moore to the St. Louis Cardinals for catcher/ third baseman Joe ” Saint” Torre on October 13, 1974. Torre went on to become the player manager then sole manager of the team from ’76- 81. He tried his best with the players that the front office gave him. He as we all know found success as the manager of the yanks from ’96 – 2007.
Well the best thing I can say to get us sorta pumped up is that there’s only 175 more days until Opening Day at Citi Field against the Florida Marlins