As I write this Vlad ” The Impaler” Guerrero has hit a game tying two run homer off of Andy ” Born Again” Pettite ( Hopefully this will wipe the smirks of Yankee fans everywhere!!) Anyway – ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to former Mets second baseman and most recently as Jerry Manuel’s bench coach – Sandy Alomar (1943)
Overrated utility-man from the ’90′s( or Daniel Murphy Sr. as I like to call him) – Joe McEwing is 37 (1972) I admit I liked McEwing , especially whenever he faced “The Big Eunuch” Randy Johnson. I mean he was positively lights out against him!!
On this day in 1965 the Mets made one of their most important deals of all time when they traded Tom Parsons to the Houston Astros for uber catcher Jerry Grote . Grote for the next 12 years became the bedrock of the teams’ pitching staff and he was also a vocal clubhouse leader . It was great to see him finally return to New York for the celebration of the ’69 team this past August.
And so Scott Boras might hire Tony Bernazard as a liason to latin players - I say being a Mets fan just keeps getting better by the day ( eyes rolling).
Go Dodgers !! Go Angels !!!