This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “Random Thoughts” Edition


First off, I would like to take the time out to wish all the readers of this blog a Happy Labor Day. If you’re one of the few that has to work today (cops, firefighters, etc)  – thank you for your service.

The Legendary French Renaissance writer , Michel de Montaigne once said:

“So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination…. And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation”

Here are some random thoughts about the Mets that have popped into my head recently and I need to get out…

Although Mets manager, Terry Collins has done an admirable job with very little talent these past few years, I do not think he should be back as the manager next season. I believe he is best suited in the position he held previously which was as the Mets minor league field coordinator .

It takes Dice K more time to get through an inning than it does for me to drive the entire stretch of the Staten Island Expressway during rush hour (even with the construction) !!

I do not care that most of the Mets pitchers like pitching coach, Dan Warthen… I still feel he is one of the worst pitching coaches the Mets have ever had – and he needs to be terminated!

If Matt Harvey was a car he would be a Plymouth ‘Cuda with a HEMI engine…

If Jordany Valdespin was a car he would be a Ford Pinto on the verge of spontaneously combusting…

David Wright deserves a Word Series ring…

I think we are watching Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda‘s final games as Mets…

I hate the fact that the jerseys that they sell at Citi Field have the names and numbers ironed on the back instead of them being stitched on!

Justin Turner‘s walk up music should be ” What About Me” by Moving Pictures…

And lastly, if this team plays with the same amount of grit and passion as they have in the second half of this season – but with a much improved 25 man roster, at the very least we can compete for the Wild Card next season.

And with that said….


Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today include:

One of the most fondly remembered members of those lovable loser Mets teams of the early ’60’s, first baseman, Marv Throneberry would have turned 80 today (1933). Not many people remember that “Marvelous Marv” was at one time a top prospect in the Yankees farm system. He will always be remembered for his suspect fielding and power bat in the two years he was a Met.

Some other notables:

The  New York Mets signed free agent back up shortstop, Tito Navarro on September 2, 1987. Navarro appeared in 12 games for the Mets and batted a robust .059 with one RBI

The Name Mo Vaughn roughly translated into Japanese means 300 pounds of day old sushi stuffed into five gallon bag!!!!