Concluding our look back at the 1978 Mets, I will remind you that the millennials are upset at a team with an OF of Cespedes, Conforto and Jay Bruce and with Thor and JDG at the top of the rotation.
Meanwhile, when I was young…
It caught my eye that Willie Mays was being all Mets in 1977. Was he a Mets employee?
The Mets played Saturday day games and we liked it. Then again they drew like 700,000 people so maybe it was a bad idea. Don’t forget the other team were the World Series champs in a new stadium and after just 13 years Shea somehow was already dumpy.
But hey we can always look to the future! Surely Mardie Cornejo will have a great future in Queens.
And if not…Mike Bruhert sure will. Oh, that Mike Scott fellow? His best year in Queens will be 5-10 with a 3.90. You won’t hear from him ever again.
Man we sure are looking to the future – and it included Ed Kurpiel and Marshall Brant. Waaaaah we have Jay Bruce, Conforto and Cespedes behind Thor and JDG life is so hard.
But those prospects are a long way away. Let’s be hopeful and see who can make a contribution to things in 1979…..
….uh oh. This is gonna be a long few years, isn’t it? Well we can always hope our stupid cheap owners sell to some new guys, right?