First off I admit that I will be rooting for the Texas Rangers during the World Series. This is partly because I like to root for a team that has either never won a World Series title . I am also rooting for the Rangers because I still haven’t gotten over what the Cardinals did to the Mets in ’85 as well as ’06 !
But lets face it in a scant 10 days or so the ’11 baseball season will be over, and with the exception of us Mets fans worrying if our team will be able ( or willing) to re-sign Jose Reyes at a price he deems “fair market value”, well it may be very quiet around here until the hot stove truly heats up come late November.
So what is a Mets fan to do ? Sit around twiddling our thumbs ? Getting ourselves hot and angry by listening to negative Mets callers on the WFAN ? Well I have composed a small list of things to do until the General Managers meeting commence some time in early next month.
1. Have the ’86 World Series on a constant loop while you wear leg warmers and have the greatest hits of ’86 blaring in the background. ( The ’80′s are bound to come back in style sooner or later !)
2.Debate who was the better Mets manager – Jeff Torborg or Art Howe.
3.Write a 200 page dissertation about the deadly consequences of gravity !
4. Hire Ruben Gotay for your kids next birthday party !
5. Hone your Jerry Manuel impersonation.
6. Start the cult of Mo Vaughn – your motto could be W.W.M.V.E ( What Would Mo Vaughn Eat) ?
7. Watch a really bad Nicholas Cage movie ( that should keep you occupied until March !).
8.Take up the ancient art of Origami
9. Ponder what could have been if the Mets never traded Nolan Ryan.
And lastly … Watch cat videos on YOU TUBE WHILE LISTENING TO THE GET METSMERIZED SOUNDTRACK !!!
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Middle infielder from the ’67 team, and Mets coach from ’05-’09, Sandy Alomar is 68 (1943) .
Jack of all trades utility man from ’00-’04, Joe McEwing is 39 (1972). He was just hired by former Met teammate, Robin Ventura to be a coach on his staff for the Chicago White Sox.
The New York Mets traded spot starter/middle reliever, Tom Parsons to the Houston Astros for Catcher, Jerry Grote on October 19, 1965. This was probably one of the most overlooked trades in Mets history. Grote may never have been a offensive force, but he was a strong defensive catcher who knew how to handle a pitching staff.
Mo Vaughn has cleared out every McDonalds from Passaic to Ponoma. It seems that he is on a quest for the mythic States Avenue game piece which will make him the winner of a 200 dollar Spa gift certificate !!!