Wow what a game last night !!! I wish I could say I was awake to watch the entire thing – but I would be lying.
For a team that many members of the Sports Media and fans alike had written off as a sub .500 team, these Mets have played the game like men on a mission.
Many people figured that this current road trip could have been the Mets Waterloo, but so far they are 4-1 on this 7 game stand. Not too shabby eh ?
Considering last year when they played their major West Coast road trip, their hopes of any kind of late season momentum had evaporated.
So I have a few questions to ask as this team cruises into the All-Star break with a plus .500 record ( they secured that with last nights win against the Giants)
1. Do you think the Mets trade Carlos Beltran before the July 31st trade deadline ?
2. Do you think that it is a given that Francisco Rodriguez will end the season on another team ?
3. Do You think the Mets may be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline ?
4.Are you pleasantly surprised by how well the Mets have been playing – or are you one of those negative naboobs that feel anything less than a playoff berth is a failure?
And with that Said….. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Unsung hero of the ’73 season,pitcher George Stone is 65 (1946) . If you talk to Jerry Koosman, he still blames then manager, Yogi Berra for not starting a well rested George Stone in game 6 of the ’73 World Series – a game the Mets ended up losing 3-2 , essentially killing any momentum the Mets had at that point to win the Championship.
The New York Mets signed free agent middle reliever, Jerrod Riggan on July 9, 1998. He would later be included in the deal that brought Roberto Almomar to the Mets.
The New York Mets released outfielder, Darryl Hamilton on July 9,2001
Mo Vaughn bought out Fisherman’s Wharf of all their Dungeness Crabs ! Needless to say Sushi Bars and trendy restaurants everywhere are suffering !