IT JUST ISN’T FAIR !!! That’s what I said this morning when I watched the news this Morning and I saw that the Skanks won in extra innings last night due to a Anderson Hernandezesque error by the Angels second baseman Izturis. I mean can’t we just catch one break !!!!!! Well lets just hope the Dodgers beat Â the Philths tonite ,I predict Manny Ramirez goes 4-4 with four grand slams ( I can dream).
Anyway HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to former starter/ reliever / shoe shine man from the ’79 team – Andy Hassler (1951) .
The ” gritty” back up infielder who became the starting infielder through much of this past season -Alex” sore thumbs” Cora- is 34 (1975) He did an admirable job but his overuse while Jose Reyes was on the Disabled List exposed his weaknesses.
And in a move that would be rare today ( 7 man trade) – New York Mets traded folk hero Art Shamsky, Kingmans’ favorite Met - Rich Folkers, pitcher Jim Bibby ( who would later find success with the Pittsburgh Pirates) Â and Charlie Hudson to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jim Beauchamp, Harry Parker, Chuck Taylor and Tom Coulter on October 18, 1971.
And as a new feature it’s Rusty’s separated at birth!Â Today we have current Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey and pitcher from the god awful ’79 team -Andy Hassler
Oh and by the way there is onlyÂ 169 more days until Opening Day At Citi Field against the Florida Marlins !!! Oh Yeah – GO DODGERS !!!