Welcome to the big time Dillon Gee ! You looked quite impressive against the Washington Nationals, and if you were nervous … well it didn’t show.I am sure that the three run bomb that Ike Davis deposited over the right centerfield wall settled whatever fear of run support – or lack of it, let you breathe a bit easier. You had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning until that late inning replacement , Willie Harris had to break it up with a solo shot that would be the only run you would allow. But I am sure your biggest thrill was your first career base hit that plated the fourth run of the game . It is a fact that I have openly campaigned for you to be called up all through this past season ( I am still wondering why Pat Misch got the nod) because I felt you were the best option down at Buffalo ( other than R.A Dickey) . Well I guess it’s better late than never. I hope that your career is as prosperous as long as you don that Mets uniform – make us proud Mr. Gee !
” Oh Gee !!”
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Today would have been Mets third base coach and minor league manager, Sheriff Robinson’s 89th birthday (1921). He was known as a disciplinarian in his time as a manager in the Mets minor league chain, but he helped nurture the careers of Tug McGraw and Nolan Ryan among others.
Middle reliever from the ’89 Mets, Don Aase is 56 (1954) .
Current “closer in waiting“, Bobby Parnell turns 26(1984). With a fastball that can reach triple digits, now if he can learn how to control it.
Little known fact – Mo Vaughn was the second gunman on the grassy knoll !
And don’t forget - There are just 23 more games left in Jerry Manuel’s Mets managerial career !