Sunday, August 1, 2010

Major League Baseball Comments of the Day

Today Frank Cashen, Davey Johnson, Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden were inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame. This brought back very fond memories of the 1986 team which won the World Series. That team was awesome. There is a sad story regarding Darryl and Dwight. They both had potential to reach the Baseball Hall of Fame, but they self-destructed. There is certainly much written about that elsewhere, so there is no need for me to repeat it. No New York Met pitcher ever threw a no hitter by Dwight Gooden did it for the Yankees in 1996.

I am glad that the Mets did not make any trades this year at the deadline. I remember how they traded Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano some years ago. This was one of their worst trades. I would not want to lose Thole, Davis, Tejada or any other young players for a quick fix. I think this season is in the books for about 78-83 victories.

The Mets lost 14-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks today. When it was 10-1 Oliver Perez was brought in. He gave up 4 runs in 2 innings. He is Omar Minaya's biggest mistake at $36 Million over 3 years. It may be best for the Mets to get rid of him and eat the contract.

In August 2007 we saw Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th home run. We bought the tickets months in advance and were lucky. This could happen tommorow when A-Rod goes for #600. Likewise, we bought the tickets months in advance and could see it at Yankee Stadium. He must have had about 40 at bats since #599.

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