I'll tell you one thing - this season has been one for the ages, and I wish I could say that was a good thing.From Jeff, Omar and Dave Howard's appearance on the Mike Francesa show to Francisco Rodriguez being hauled out of Citi Field in handcuffs yesterday, lets face it this season has been as surreal as a Salvador Dali painting !Think about it , we have lived through a off-season in where the lack of moves sent shock-waves through the fan-base stoked the fires about the ownerships financial health. Our star outfielder, Carlos Beltran, went under the knife to repair his balky knees - against the wishes of the organization. Jose Reyes comes down with a thyroid problem which sidelines him for the first week of the season - then midway through strains his oblique. And that's not even the tip of the iceberg !! We have had crazy twenty inning games, there is Ollie Perez selfishly refusing to be sent to the minors to regain his form. Our manager has rightfully had his feet to the fire - not knowing if next game will be his last. Our ace , Johan Santana has been accused of rape- and yet he still goes out there and pitches his heart out. Our principal owner, Fred Wilpon is either totally clueless about the performance of his team and front office - either that or he is seething on the inside. And through all this our team is for the most part playing uninspiring .500 ball.Surreal indeed , I just cant wait to see what the offseason brings. " For some reason this painting sums up the Mets season "
And with that said.... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Today would have been Mets pitcher, and former congressman,Vinegar Bend Mizell's eightieth birthday (1930)Middle reliever from last season, Jon Switzer is 31 (1979).Sadly on this date in 1972, Original Mets executive,George Weiss passed away.New York Mets released reserve outfielder,José Cardenal on August 13, 1980.Jeez he was one of my favorite Mets !
New York Mets traded pitcher,Derek Wallace to the Kansas City Royals for minor leaguer,Jeremy Jackson on August 13, 1999.Last night while I was in my drug induced stupor ( I mean sleep) I had hallucinations that Mo Vaughn was wearing a tight pink Tu-Tu ( not pretty!)