I’m sorry that this will be a short post today, but I’m on my way out the door and heading to Citi Field today in hopes of seeing the Mets take their second series of the year against the Washington Nationals. I will be sitting in section 527 Row 8 along with fellow Mets blogger Matt from The Daily Stache. If you are at the game today come over and say hi .
I know I am a little late to the party in the wake of Manny Ramirez sudden retirement ( under the clouds of yet another failed steroid test). All I can say is you have to tip your hat to both Omar as well as ownership for not wanting to pony up the buku bucks in order to sign this guy. Can you imagine how much bigger of a circus it would be at Citi Field if Manny tested positive in the wake of all the other problems that are surrounding this franchise ? Lets just be happy that we thankfully will never know the answer to this question.
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Mets spot starter/middle reliever from ’64-’65, Frank Lary is 81 (1930) .
Mets reserve outfielder from ’70-’71, Leroy Stanton is 65 (1946) .
Middle reliever from the ’73 season, Phil Hennigan is 65 (1946) .
The Mets drafted Mike Bruhert from the Philadelphia Phillies on April 10, 1973. Mike would finally make the big team in ’78. He pitched rather uninspired in his lone season with the Mets, going 4-11 with a E.R.A of 4.78.
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed middle reliever, Mike Maddux of the New York Mets as a free agent on April 10, 1995. He is better known as the brother of future Hall of Fame pitcher Gregg Maddux, and he is currently the pitching coach of the Texas Rangers.
Mo Vaughn had the whole left field promanade section to himself. He was angry that most of the concession stands there were closed !!!