Yesterday while I was watching Oliver Perez implode , screw the pooch, stamp his one way ticket out of here ( or whatever term for hit the road bub that you would like to use !!) ) , I was posting what I had called the Ollie Perez theme song thread on twitter. Well I had so much fun with it yesterday that I will republish the 10 best right here for your amusement
10. The Ollie Dies Down On Broadway – Genesis ( lamb/ Ollie does it really matter? )
09. These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
08. Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd ( before the crowd tramples him under foot)
07. Without You -Motley Crue
06. Death On 2 Legs - Queen ( Freddie Mercury’s ode to a blood money sucking leech)
05. Take The Money And Run - Steve Miller Band
04. The End - The Doors
03. Free Falling- Tom Petty( do you hear that Ollie ? it’s the sound of your career dissipating !!)
02. Separate Ways – Journey
And the number one song that should be on Oliver Perez’s I-Pod – Happy Trails by Roy Rogers !!!
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Mets outfielder from the ’64 season, George Altman is 78 (1933) .
Middle reliever from ’63-’64, Steve Dillon is 68 (1943).
Mets reserve outfielder from the ’94 season, Rick Parker is 48 (1963) .
Mets middle reliever from ’95-’96, Blas Minor is 45 (1966).
Reserve infielder from the ’97 season, Manny Alexander is 40 (1971) .
Sadly on this date in 2001, one time Mets utility infielder, Luis Alvarado passed away. He had the distinction of playing in just one game as a Met before being sold back to the Detroit Tigers – the team that the Mets purchased him that off-season.
The New York Mets purchased starting pitcher, Frank Lary from the Milwaukee Braves on March 20, 1965.
The New York Mets signed free agent starting pitcher, Octavio Dotel on March 20, 1993.Many people forget that Dotel was at one time the Mets best pitching prospect. He was so highly coveted by other teams that he was the crown jewel that the Mets sent to the Houston Astros in order to obtain Mike Hampton.
New York Mets traded reserve catcher/first baseman, Jason Phillips to the Los Angeles Dodgers for starting pitcher, Kaz Ishii on March 20, 2005.
And while you continue to scan the Internet for word of Oliver Perez’s impending release, just remember that there are just 12 John Stearns Days remaining until the Mets open the 2011 season against the Florida Marlins in Miami, and only 19 days until the Mets 2011 home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Mo Vaughn is delighted at the prospect that he may be replaced by Oliver Perez as the butt of Mets fans jokes !!! ( Not so fast big man !!!)