There was a some good news yesterday – THE METS DIDN’T LOSE ! Yes I do realize that the Mets didn’t play – but hey we are splitting hairs here.
As we know this first have of this season was a warm and fuzzy ride filled with elation and jubilation. The second half has been – well light on the warm – and even lighter of the fuzzy.
So here are the top 5 songs that best describe the Mets second half.
5. “Heading For A Heartache” by WINGER. Yes we should all be used to this team teasing us with a strong first half – then imploding , but this season felt different.
4. “Can’t Find My Way Home” by Blind Faith. I think this best describes their inability to score runs.
3. ” Shot Down In Flames” by AC/DC. ‘NUFF SAID !!!
2. “The Curley Shuffle” by The Jump In The Saddle Band. Because there have been times that the Mets have played like a bunch of Stooges !
And at number 1 on the hit parade – the 800 lb gorilla that resides at Citi Field these days favorite song – ” Money” By Pink Floyd.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Utility man from the ’65 season, Billy Cowan is 74 (1938).
Starting pitcher from the ’84-’85 seasons, Mike Torrez is 66 (1946). He will always be known as the man who ended Dickie Thon’s career when he accidentally hit him in the head with an errant pitch.
One of the Mets better offensive players from that putrid early ’80′s era,outfielder, Joel Youngblood is 61 (1951).
The New York Mets traded infielder, Gerald Young, pitcher, Mitch Cook and infielder, Manny Lee to the Houston Astros for third baseman,Ray Knight on August 28, 1984. Ray would be named the Mets M.V.P for the 1986 World Series.
The reliever, New York Mets traded Alejandro Peña to the Atlanta Braves for spot starter/middle reliever, Tony Castillo and minor league pitching prospect, Joe Roa on August 28, 1991.
Mo Vaughn thinks the best song to describe the Mets second half is that annoying ” Somebody Left The Door Open” song that was used in that Citi Bank credit card commercial !!!