Can somebody please explain to me why if both the A.L & the N.L divisional series ended early why don’t they just start the ALCS & the NLCS already !?! I mean it’s bad enough that we are going to have baseball in the frigid month of November ( thanks for the WBC Bud Selig !!) I’m sorry I just feel that they could’ve started it last night . Anyway on a positive note, there are only 173 days until the Mets open the 2010 season against Florida at Citi Field. And now on with the Infamy !!
Happy Birthday to one of the core members of that Amazin “69 Championship team – Art Shamsky (1941)
reliever from the ’72 team – Brent Strom is 61 (1948) Strom pitched in three games for the Mets as a late season call up going 0-3. He was traded tot he Indians that off season.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to the much maligned Ryan Church (1978) , We all know General Jerry had it out for him but Ryan missing third base in that game against the Dodgers punched his ticket out of town.
Reliever Duaner ” Dirty” Sanchez is 30 today (1979) Talk about being dealt a bad hand – pitched great exeptionally well during the ’06 season until a car accident just before the trade deadline knocked him out of commission for the rest of the season and a case can be made that that is what lead to the downfall against the Cardinals in the post season. He tried coming back the next spring training but showed up overweight and out of shape and fractured his arm during a bullpen session. He was adequate during most of the ’08 season but totally melted down during the September stretch run, and was released this past spring training when he proved to be ineffective.
New York Mets purchased pitcher Jack Hamilton from the Detroit Tigers on October 14, 1965.
San Diego Padres drafted pitcher, Dick Selma from the Mets on October 14, 1968.
So all I can now say is GO DODGERS !!! & GO ANGELS !!