When I first met you you couldn’t care less about baseball. Yes you went to a few Met games in the early ’80′s on school field trips, but you in your own words admitted you were not enthused about being there.
Most of your family are dyed in the wool Yankee fans, and to think what was going on inside their heads when the found out that I roted for the team from Flushing Bay. Oh the dirty looks I got from you when I had the game on – whether it was the radio or the television, but you somehow kept an open mind and instead of pleading for me to put on the Food Network to watch Emeril you watched the games with me.
Slowly but surely you came around but somehow I converted you into a Mets fan. You started to root for players such as Uncle Cliffy, Jose Reyes and now R.A Dickey is your current favorite player.
When the Mets lose you get angry. When they win you are elated and full of euphoria. When the umpire blows a call you curse like a sailor, and the fact that you know that Mets ownership should sell the team makes me love you even more.
Happy Birthday to my favorite Mets fan, my wife Jeanne. I hope that we are still happily married – and very much alive by the time the Mets win their third World Series.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets Alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Utility infielder from the ’78 and ’79 seasons, Sergio Ferrer is 61 (1951).
Reserve outfielder from the ’96 season, Kevin Roberson is 44 (1968).
The New York Mets signed free agent reserve outfielder, Shane Spencer on January 29, 2004. Spencer- along with his ex-Yankee teammate, Karim Garcia proved to be clubhouse cancer on that ’04 team, and Spencer would be released that August due to his poor attitude.
Mo Vaughn bought my wife an Edible Arrangement bouquet filled with luscious dark chocolate dipped fruit for her birthday. Too bad he ate it before he could present it to her !!!