International Success

Just goofing off this morning, came across this highlight video featuring two of my favorite Mets thrilling Canadians in 1989. Both Mookie Wilson and Lee Mazzilli would finish their playing careers as Blue Jays, and both are remembered fondly in Toronto for helping the ’89 Jays to the finish line in a tight pennant race. It’s odd to see Mookie wearing any number other than 1, but I agree with Cito Gaston: I’d pay to see him do his stuff.

Here in the present, we’re lucky to once again be encountering an opponent going through a rough stretch, and to our credit, keeping them there. Second halves have not been kind to the Mets lately but this is looking like a team capable of hanging around, especially if they get some right-handed hitting. I remarked below that it was shame to have lost Vinny Rottino for that very reason. I’d have him in the lineup against Kershaw tonight.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by (not verified) on Mon, 07/02/2012 – 9:05am.
    Mets could sure use a Mookie in center field and a relief pitcher. But I’d sign on for the team they have now if it meant not sucking all through August and September, especially the latter, which has ruined nie about five straight years now.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Tue, 07/03/2012 – 4:53am.
    I don’t really see a good reason to expect they’ll slow down that much in the 2nd half but suspect in the end they’re not going to play good enough D to make every opportunity count.

    Submitted by Doctor Worm (not verified) on Thu, 07/05/2012 – 11:00pm.
    Perhaps I am hopelessly naive, but I have a feeling that we already have the extra right-handed bat we need for the second half. Jason Bay.

    Submitted by EdgyDC on Fri, 07/06/2012 – 8:42am.
    Here’s some goofing off info. Daniel Murphy has a number with no significance!

    Q: Does your uniform number 28 have any significance?

    A: No, they put that in my locker when I got called up. So I’ve been 28 ever since. I didn’t really care. I would have worn a Roman numeral if I had to. It didn’t really matter at that point when I got called up.

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