A few weeks back, the celebration of Ron Hodges Day brought me to the resplendent Ultimate Mets Database and the profile of the reliable longtime Mets backup. And in the memories section were remarks from Ron’s sons Nat and Casey.
A little more research revealed that both boys played college baseball, and that Casey Hodges — with a name like that how could he not be a Met? — is a pitcher for Mount Olive College, currently ranked No. 1 in Divison II. I passed this discovery along to Marty Noble, who in turn contacted Ron and penned this article at Mets.com recently.
If you haven’t seen the YouTube guy doing Mets batting stances from the past, stop wasting your time here. If the Mets knew what was good for him they’d bring him out to Shea for between-innings entertainment.
We’ll be on the lookout for what jersey will be issued to preseumptive minor-league call-up Adam Bostick, who appeared in Spring Training the past seasons wearing No. 72, and is wearing 43 for the Zeffs. The Daily News also notes the possibility that Willie Collazo may return instead. We’re also preparing plenty of outrage to accompany the pending demotion of Joe Smith to make room for the new arrival (who is expecetd to be swapped out following Wednesday’s game so as to reactivate Matt Wise).
Come back here Wednesday for another Met-Lovin Big Shot interview. It will be our biggest shot yet!