Beyond one stirring moment, on his short list of possibilities to eclipse that June night from 19 years ago involves his childhood favorite.
“Well, I’ll let you know if I ever get to make the final call of the Mets winning the World Series,” Rose admits. “I still think that’ll be the topper for me.”
He did have the call of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter in June, a historic first for the Mets. But with the franchise in some capacity since 1987, the Fall Classic for Rose is, indeed, a whole different ballgame.
“That would be the opportunity for me that would really be the icing on the cake of my career,” Rose says. “More than just the icing, it would be the taste, the flavor, the substance, everything if I actually got to announce the Mets are World Champions.”