Damn you know it is a slow day in Metsville when the only Mets related story is Jeff Francoeur having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his pinkie. Yes right now the "HIGHWAY TO HELL" World Series is still in effect and I admit I am torn. I still am not rooting for either team but I want this abomination to end ASAP so we can get to the winter meetings and get this hot stove heated up already !!! On the other hand I want this series to go the distance so that the fans on both sides can get that ominous gut wrenching feeling that us Mets fans have been living with for years !! Ok enough with my pontifications and ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!Happy birthday to one of the many utility players from the original '62 team - Rick Herrscher (1936)Outfielder Matt" Steroid User !!" Lawton is 38 (1971) . And tyo think we traded Rick Reed for him - UGH !!Possibly one of the most consistent closers we have ever had - Armando " EL GORDO" Benitez is 37 (1972) When I say consistent I mean when he was good he was consistently good - but when he was bad well ... WATCH OUT !! Cuz he was consistently bad.Florida Marlins signed outfielder and ( never was) Ryan McGuire of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 3, 2000.And lest we forget - there are only 153 days until the Mets open the 2010 season against Florida at Citi Field.