Last night I was among a handful of Mets bloggers that were invited by the Mets Media Relations staff in a getting to know you enviorment, that was held in the press room where Jerry Manuel holds both his pre and post game press conferences. The best thing about last night was the fact that I got to put the faces to the names of my fellow bloggers that I have been reading for the last three years or so , and corresponding for the past year. Among those in Attendence was Matt " The Father of all Mets Blogs" Cerrone, Kerel Cooper from "On The Black" -( I got the next round at McFaddens Kerel !
). Jason Fry and Greg Prince From "Faith And Fear In Flushing" , Shannon Shark from "The Mets Police"Eric Simon from Amazing Avenue, and also Matthew Warthus from " Always Amazing" and Caryn from "Metsgrrl" . So if you ever wondered what it was like to get a handful of Mets bloggers into one room , I would have to say that it is almost like being at a cooler version of a Star Trek convention - Everybody that attended are extemely passionate about the team,and it reflected in the many conversations that were ongoing through the hour and a half that our get together lasted.I would like to sincerely thank Danielle Parillio from the Mets Media Relations department for making last night's event - even though last nights game was unfortunately rained out , a success. It was gratefully appreciated Danielle !And with that said.... ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to one of the best outfielders to ever come out of the Mets farm system,Ken Singleton (1947). Unfortunately all of that success came with the Montreal Expos and the Baltimore Orioles. He is currently the best announcer on the YES Network.Sadly on this date in 1995, one of the original voices of Mets baseball, Lindsey Nelson was silenced.
New York Mets purchased the contract of pitcher, Bob Shaw from the San Francisco Giants on June 10, 1966.New York Mets traded pitcher,Jack Hamilton to the California Angels for pitcher, Nick Willhite on June 10, 1967.New York Mets signed free agent reliever Doug " Hair-breath Harry
" Sisk on June 10, 1980. Doug Sisk was a decent middle innings reliever through most of his Mets career, but when he was bad - LOOK OUT !!
New York Mets signed free agent pitcher, Eric Gunderson on June 10, 1993.New York Mets traded former outfield prospect, Shawn Gilbert to the St. Louis Cardinals for reserve outfielder, Wayne Kirby on June 10, 1998. " Mo Vaughn & Uncle Phil - seperated at birth?!?"