Some Metsian bookkeeping from Memorial Day 2012, when the caps were ugly and Jon Niese didn’t look much better:
• Jack Egbert, a righthanded reliever with a last name reminiscent of a weird comic I recall from my childhood (all the single-panel action took place in utero), pitched two-thirds of the ninth inning, making him the [...]
Less news flash than point of fact: On Monday night, Justin Turner, a largely anonymous utility infielder with perhaps the most generic ballplayer name to grace a Met roster since 2004 catcher Tom Wilson arrived and departed, became the team’s 141st third baseman Monday when he replaced David Wright in the seventh inning of an [...]
When the National Leaguers take the field tonight in their previously futile quest for pride and home-field advantage, there will be a historic moment. David Wright will cross a foul line and position himself at third base as the first Met ever elected to man the hot corner in the Midsummer Classic.
Don’t think that’s significant? [...]