I Love the 80s

So we caught the Mets down in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, but despite having a great opportunity to chronicle strange and unusual uni numbers, I really didn’t. Sorry about that.

Part of it was that in addition to watching the Mets, I was watching my one-year-old climb the stadium steps and call out the row letters. Part of it was the realization that these weren’t even the Mets but parts of their A, AA and AAA rosters. Of the “regulars,” only Marlon Anderson (wearing No. 9); Ramon Castro and Jorge Sosaplayed, and those guys were through after 6 innings.

The names were as foreign as the numbers, which didn’t help me retain any of it. I mean, I can tell you I saw Nick Evans, Gregory Veloz, Ezequil Carerra, Mike Carp, Ruben Tejeda, Gustavo Molina, Nate Field and Joselo Diaz. I can also tell you I saw Nos. 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, and 97. Just tough to connect the two. Diaz was 74. Field was 66. Willie Collazo was 36, like last year. The thing that caught my attention was Ken Oberkfell, the AAA manager coaching 3rd base in this game, wearing No. 0. So we’ve got some speculative stuff to chew on in the event Willie gets fired.

Oh, and we won by the way, 4-1 over the Orioles.

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