“YA GOTTA BELIEVE !!!!!”
“The Magic Is Back !!!”
“Baseball Like It Ought To Be”
“Get Metsmerized !!”
These are some of the few memorable slogans from the past. Some came from the sharp minds from top advertising agencies while others came from the minds of Mets managers as well as players that we thought were just – well… MAD.
But here were are coming into the 2013 without a memorable slogan. So I figured I would put on my thinking cap and see what would percolate from my Metscentric mind.
Here are some of my ideas – send all complaints to Rustyjr@realdirtymets.com
” It’s 1983 – But 30 years later !!!”
“Hopefully It Will Be More Like 1973 Than 1983!!!”
“Come For The Wright, Ike & Wheeler – Stay For The Cowgill !!!”
“Shop Smart – Shop S-Mart !!” (oops)
“Third Place Or Bust !!!”
“At Least We Know We Are Better Than The Marlins !!!”
And as promised here is a link to last night’s blogger conference call with Sandy Alderson. Click here to view.
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Coach from the ’91 season, Tom Spencer is 62 (1951).
Starting pitcher from the ’06 season, Brian Bannister is 32 (1981).
Sadly on this date in 2009, one time Mets middle reliever, Tom Sturdivant passed away. Tom pitched one season for the Mets (1964) and appeared in 14 games.he finished the season with no record and an E.R.A of 5.97.
New York Mets purchased the contract of third baseman/outfielder/all around home run and strikeout threat, Dave Kingman from the San Francisco Giants on February 28, 1975. “Sky King” would spend two seasons with the Mets before being traded at what is now known as the “Midnight Massacre” in 1977.
He would return four seasons later when the New York Mets traded Steve Henderson to the Chicago Cubs for him on February 28, 1981.
The New York Mets signed free agent Pedro Feliciano on February 28, 2006. This was “Perpetual Pedro’s” second stint with the Mets. He is currently on his third go round with the team.
It’s a Mo Vaughn world – and we are just his side dish !!!