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Memories of the Ford Administration

The only president never elected president or vice president liked to deprecate himself as “a Ford, not a Lincoln”. And while he was president, the National League representative of his favorite city was definitely no Big Red Machine.
From the day Gerald Ford took the oath of office until the end of the final baseball season of his presidency, the New York Mets compiled a record of 192 wins and 186 losses.
Sounds about right.
Here's to President Ford, a .500 or so chief executive uniquely suited to the .500 or so life and times that defined not just our ballclub but our country in the mid-1970s.
An interim manager thrust to the helm of an outfit in dire need of steady, reassuring guidance following an age of tumult.
Low-key in a town chock full o' self-promoters.
Universally liked by those with whom he served.
Probably not destined to keep the job all that long no matter who begged his pardon.
Made a nice run there toward the end.
By all accounts, by whatever standards one chooses to interpret the won-lost record, a good and decent man.
As presidents go, Jerry Ford wasn't a Lincoln. He was America's very own Roy McMillan.

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