Cancel That Update

40The Mets prior to Friday’s game recalled catcher Robinson Cancel (again) and designated Chris Aguila for assignment (again). This facilitates more pinch-hitting opportunities for Ramon Castro but invited a new uni controversy as Cancel returns only to find the No. 4 jersey occupied by twitchy new infielder Argenis Reyes. Reyes appeared in the game wearing 4 — and readers Rich and Zach report seeing Cancel warming up Muiniz in the bullpen wearing No. 40 (“guess they FINALLY gave up on Burgos wearing a Jersey anytime soon,” sez Rich). Cancel would become the first position player to wear 40 since the infamous Tony Tarasco in 2002. Most recently, 40 was exchanged between Brian Bannister to Ambiorix Burgos when they were exchanged for one another. Seven in a row, and once again, we prevailed vs. the other guy’s ace. Willie was right after all — these guys are all winners! Sorry to hear about Bob Klapisch: Maybe not the favorite writer of Mets fans, but his Worst Team Money Can Buy is the prematurely definitive story of a sorry era in Mets history, and probably more interesting today than it was back then, if only as a relic of Old Media.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Zach (not verified) on Fri, 07/11/2008 – 11:51pm.
    Cancel appeared wearing number 40 on the bench on Friday night

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    METS.COM roster still lists

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Sat, 07/12/2008 – 9:19am.
    METS.COM roster still lists them both as number 4 as of Saturday morning.

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    The Mets roster has been

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Mon, 07/14/2008 – 8:39am.
    The Mets roster has been updated, but the press notes for last night’s game still have him listed as 4 – Argenis Reyes’ number. I did see the game last night and he is DEFINITELY wearing #40.

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