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The 49th Parallels

Posted By Greg Prince On December 31, 2011 @ 11:29 am In 1 | Comments Disabled

With my incurring a 49th birthday today, I received a number of touching messages from Mets who can truly relate to being 49 [1]. Thought I’d share them with you.

“Let me be the FIRST to wish you happy birthday.”
Don Aase [2]

“I’ll see to it that your birthday’s perfect even if it falls to me to ensure that perfection.”
John Stephenson [3]

“Too banged up — again — to write much.”
Jon Niese [4]

“Wanna meet for lunch? I could really go for Howard Johnson.”
Walt Terrell [5]

“How about dessert? I could really go for a cone.”
Ed Hearn [6]

“We should get together for a drink. You pick the place this time.”
Dyar Miller [7]

“TODAY’S the big day? Cripes, I’m not ready yet.”
Phil Humber [8]

“I didn’t have time to get you anything while I was in town, but next year I promise I’ll have something memorable for you.”
Brad Clontz [9]

“Let me know what you think of the book. It’s ‘Meditations In An Emergency’. It really got me through some challenging times one summer.”
Don Schulze [10]

“MEOW!”
Felix Heredia [11]

“Happy…WAIT! I DIDN’T EVEN GET A CHANCE!”
Ruddy Lugo [12]

“Listen, I feel terrible about blowing out all those candles when you were looking forward to the big finish. Just my instinct for blowing kicking in at the absolutely biggest moments, I guess. But I did save you some cake. No, not the really important pieces, but here’s some I saved like back in June. Those are important, too, if you think about it. I mean, c’mon, we wouldn’t even have made it to end of the year in position to have some of the tastier portions of this cake if not for what I did earlier. Right? Right?”
Armando Benitez [13]


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[1] Mets who can truly relate to being 49: http://mbtn.net/number/49

[2] Don Aase: http://ultimatemets.com/roster.php#A

[3] John Stephenson: http://images-cdn.lancasteronline.com/39162_640.jpg

[4] Jon Niese: http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=MLB&id=4685&line=346856&spln=1

[5] Walt Terrell: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QywhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yn4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7031,8018650

[6] Ed Hearn: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IMRcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_VgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3335,7007318

[7] Dyar Miller: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HZ0cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DGgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1734,6895075

[8] Phil Humber: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2007/09/26/humber-time/

[9] Brad Clontz: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2009/09/22/baseballs-most-magical-date/

[10] Don Schulze: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1987-08-04/news/8703050081_1_schulze-lance-parrish-keith-hernandez

[11] Felix Heredia: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2005/04/19/no-scrubs/

[12] Ruddy Lugo: http://www.wpxi.com/mlb/17145084/detail.html

[13] Armando Benitez: http://www.meetthemess.com/?page_id=2

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