Hi Guys! Sorry I couldn’t post my daily column yesterday, but I had to take Mrs. Rustyjr to the hospital to get her gallbladder taken out. So by the time that we got home , she was in a lot of pain and I being the good husband that I am tended to her every morphine induced whim. Other than listening to Boomer Essaison tearing Ken Rosenthal a new orifice I really didn’t follow the events of yesterday, so I really don’t have much to say about the Mets positive or negative. But our friend Greg Prince asked us to link to his amazing blog Faith and Fear In Flushing, where he has a interview with Sharon Chapman – A long time Mets fan who is in training for the New York City Marathon. She is using the marathon to raise money for the Tug McGraw Foundation, which is a charity that has devoted its resources to making the lives of people coping with brain cancer, post- traumatic stress disorder and trauma brain injuries better. To read Greg’s interview click here. http://wp.me/pKvXu-1aY
“Help Sharon in her race for a cure ! GoodÂ old Â TugÂ would be proud !!”
And now …. ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!!!
Birthday wishes go out to middle reliever from the ’01 team, Brian Rose.Brian didn’t distinguish himself in the three games that he pitched in during that season, sporting a E.R.A of 4.15giving up four earned runs on 10 hits in 8.2 innings. He was demoted to AAA and never was never seen in a Mets uniform again.
On This Date in 2003 the Mets signed free agent pitcher David Cone.David I hate to say had made a ill fated comeback with the Metsthat year. He was out of baseball for a year and it showed. There was very little zip left on his once menacing fast ball and he had to rely on his breaking pitches. He would start in five games that year, going 1-3 with a E.R.A north of six. His last game before retiring was May 28th. I admit that I was crushed, I wanted him to succeed because he was one of my all time favorite Mets pitchers, and I hated the fact that he became known as a hired gun who helped propel the New York Yankees into the dynasty that they became !
And while you are yearning for the start of Spring Training just remember – There are just 51 more days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.