Well here we are on September second and the Mets just won their 63rd game – solidifying yet another season where they will not lose over 100 games, but don’t tell Michael Kay from E.S.P.N Radio !!
Before the season started Mr. Kay- the afternoon drive host for E.S.P.N, and resident Yankee broadcasting shill predicted that the Mets would lose at least 100 games. He saw that the Mets had a very quiet off season transaction wise so he figured that it would be a shoo-
in that this season’s team would rival the ’62 Mets in futility.
Well just like his prediction in ’10 that his Yankees would steamroll through the Texas Rangers in the playoffs he will be off by a pretty decent margin again. The Mets have 29 games remaining this season, and they will have to win 18 games to finish at .500. It won’t be a easy task – but it is still not impossible. Even if the Mets go lets say 14-15 the rest of the way, their win total will match the 77-85 finish of last year.
Either way Kay has proven that prognosticating is not his strong suit, and he should just go back to carrying Derek Jeter’s pom poms.
I just hope that he lives up to the friendly wager that he made with fellow Mets blogger, Mike Silva, and wears a Mets jersey on his show.
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
One of the legendary players from those early and awful Mets teams, first baseman Marv Throneberry would have been 78 today.(1933)
The New York Mets signed free agent back up shortstop, Tito Navarro on September 2, 1987. Navarro appeared in 12 games for the Mets that season and batted .059 with 1 R.B.I in 17 at bats !
Mo Vaughn is always used to being at or above 500. That’s the range his weight usually hovers around !!!