Before I head out to work I just wanted to wish the readers of The Real Dirty Mets Blog – as well as my fellow writers here and my fellow bloggers from such sites as Mets Blog, Mets Police, On The Black, Metsmerized, Kranepool Society and Macks Mets (to name a few) a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to be able to write about my favorite team as well as have formed friendships with many of you.
Ed ” Rustyjr” Marcus.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Current Mets General Manager, Sandy Alderson is 65 (1947). Hopefully Sandy will be given the resources to field a team that is at the very least competitive for the entire season – instead of the recent norm of second half tailspins.
Reserve outfielder from the ’73 season, Rich Chiles is 63 (1949).
Middle reliever from the ’92 season, Lee Guetterman is 54 (1958).
Middle reliever from ’87-’88, Gene Walter is 52 (1960).
Mets outfielder from ’98-’02, Jay Payton is 40 (1972). Don’t we all wish the the Mets had a center fielder like Payton on the major league roster now ?
Reserve outfielder from ’06-’07, Ricky Ledee is 39 (1973).
The Baltimore Orioles signed starting pitcher, Sid Fernandez of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 22, 1993. I was saddened when the Mets let Sid leave for free agency. Sid had a few good seasons with the Orioles before injuries took their toll on his hulking frame.
The New York Mets signed free agent pitcher, Mike Remlinger on November 22, 1993. In his 2 years with the Mets, Remlinger went 1-6 with an E.R.A of 4.77.
The San Diego Padres claimed spot starter/middle reliever, Jason Middlebrook of the New York Mets on waivers on November 22, 2000.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed starting pitcher, Jason Roach of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 22, 2004. Roach only appeared in 2 games in his Mets career. His record was 0-2 with an E.R.A of 12.00.
Mo Vaughn is preparing a ham, pumpkin pie, salad, turkey and all the trimmings. And thats just for BREAKFAST !!!!!