Sorry that I have been absent for a while here at The Real Dirty Mets, but between long hours and family obligations, I have been worn down to a nib.
Until I get myself into a writing frame of mind I shall leave you with this
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
One of the most beloved outfielders in Mets history, Mookie Wilson s 57 (1956).
Middle reliever from the ’94 season, Doug Linton is 48 (1965).
Reserve catcher from from ’97-01, Todd Pratt is 46 (1967). “Tank” will always be best remembered for that game winning home run against the Diamondbacks in the ’99 NLCS.
The New York Mets signed free agent utility man, Clint Hurdle on February 9, 1987.This was Clint’s second go round as a Met.
The Anaheim Angels signed middle reliever, Jason Middlebrook of the New York Mets as a free agent on February 9, 2004.
The New York Mets signed free agent pitcher, Chan Ho Park on February 9, 2007. Park would only appear in one game as a Met – giving up 7 runs in 4 innings before being released.
The New York Mets signed free agent first baseman/outfielder, Frank Catalanotto of the Milwaukee Brewers on February 9, 2010. “The Cat” was brought in primarily to strengthen the Mets bench as well as mentor the younger players, but he ended up batting a anemic .160 in 25 games and was subsequently released.
The New York Mets claimed reserve Jason Pridie on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on February 9, 2010. Pridie spent one season with the Mets. He compiled a .231 batting average with 4 home runs and 20 RBIs n 101 games.
Mo Vaughn is to first basemen as Carrot Top is to high brow comedy !!!