Yes yesterday was one of the best times of the year if you are a child. As a little one Halloween was always a day that I looked forward to. I couldn’t wait to dress up in scary costumes and get my weight in chocolate bars as well as sugary snacks. When I was younger I went as C3PO or the incredible hulk, but by the time I had reached my teens ( and started to get drunk at parties) I had dressed more elaborately in such get ups as Gene Simmons from Kiss, a prisoner with a shotgun wound , and yes I even went as Rusty Staub one year !
But last night I was invited to the first ever Mets Halloween party which was hosted in the soon to be demolished Mo Zone in right center field. There were many players on hand for the occasion dressed in colorful and quite original costumes. Here is who I saw dressed as what:
Jason Bay: Crash Test Dummy
David Wright: Captain America
Terry Collins: Robert Blake ( if you don’t know who he is google him!)
Dan Warthern: Hank Hill
R.A Dickey: Kurt Vonnegut
Justin Turner: The Undertaker
Mike Pelfrey : A Tongue
Ike Davis: The Terminator
Angel Pagan: He came dressed as a everyday center fielder !
Lastly I was told by the Mets P.R Department that Jose Reyes was there – but he was dressed up as the Invisible Man !!!
I then woke up and realized that there was no party last night and it was all a dream- a very disturbing dream at that !
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Reserve infielder from the ’80 season, José Moreno is 54 (1957).
The New York Mets traded middle reliever, Danny Frisella and starting pitcher, Gary Gentry to the Atlanta Braves for second baseman, Felix Millan and starting pitcher, George Stone on November 1, 1972. This turned out to be an excellent deal for the Met. Both players were key assets that helped the Mets get into the ’73 World Series.
The Mets granted first baseman/outfielder/pinch hitting specialist, Ed Kranepool free agency on November 1, 1979. Ed remains the longest tenured Met ever ( 17 years), and he still holds the Mets all time hits record.
The Mets granted first baseman, Todd Zeile free agency on November 1, 2004. This was Zeile’s second go round with the Mets , and he would retire shortly there after.
The Mets granted starting pitcher, Orlando Hernandez free agency on November 1, 2008. “El Duque” was one of the bigger contributors during the ’06 season, but he was limited in the ’07 and ’08 season due to a foot injury.
Mo Vaughn cleaned out Richmond County on Staten Island of Halloween candy by 2 p.m – all there was left for the residents to give the children were apples, raisins and pennies !