So yesterday was not much of a eventful day for the Mets, losing to the Atlanta Braves at the "ESPN Wide World Of Sports"
Stadium in Orlando Florida by the score of 9-5. Pat Misch and the Mets rotation pitched well , keeping the Braves at bay while the Mets scored four runs. Fernando Martinez - the forgotten prospect looked great, going 2-3 with a r.b.i scoring triple. But Eddie Kunz along with the Mets defense gave the game away. Kunz gave up four earned runs ( not helping his cause), while the infield let us 3 straight errors including one by uber prospect - Ike Davis. But lets look at this from a optimistic perspective, for the most part this was not your opening day line up- far from it, so to get all upset because the Mets didn't win yesterday is ridiculous ( yes I am reinforcing that point to myself
). Today Jason Bay will make his Mets debut against the St. Louis Cardinals at what used to be known as Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie ( maybe they should rename it Shea Field as a nod to the old stadium - but I don't think the Shea's could or would pay for the naming rights
). " He's such a Kunz !!!"
And with that said.... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Today would have been Clyde McCullough ninety third birthday (1917) . Clyde was a coach for the '63 team.
Utility infielder for the '67 team Bob Johnson is 74 (1936) . Bob would be traded that off season to the Cincinnati Reds for future Mets hero , outfielder Art Shamsky .
Jack Fisher, The first Met to ever pitch at Shea Stadium is 71 (1939) .One time Mets reliever, Danny Frisella would have been 64 today.(1946) Danny died tragically when he flipped his dune buggy on New Years Day in 1977.
Reserve first baseman for the '78 Mets , Tom Grieve is 62.(1948)One time Mets third base coach , Sam Perlozzo is 59. (1951) .On this day in 1986 the New York Mets signed one of my all time favorite Mets scrubs - back up first baseman , Tim Corcoran as a free agent. He would only play in six games with the Mets - getting on base once ( intentionally walked
) before being released that June.And don't forget - There are only 32 Tom Hausman days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.