Now that Andres Torres has evoked memories of Ken Henderson — that of the veteran outfielder acquired in an offseason trade who hurts himself almost immediately — the Mets, short on outfielders to begin with, look to recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis from AAA while Torres rehabs his calf. Again.
Depending on whether the Mets’ seamstresses can fit NIEUWENHUIS on the back of a shirt — at 11 letters, it ties SCHOENEWIES and is one behind all-time leader ISRINGHAUSEN — the Mets will also need to put a number on it. It’s likely that number would be 22, which is not only currently vacant on the Mets’ roster but is also Kirk’s current digits at Buffalo. I have to think the Mets were holding in in reserve for him, especially that he’s on the 40. Welcome to the show, Kirk!
On a related note, how great do those numbers and NOBs look now that they’re free of the cursed black dropshadow? Looking good so far Mets!