Oh no oh no oh no. Why oh why did Noah Syndergaard agree to take on the METS SANTA JINX????
As we head backward in time…
2015: Matz. HURT!
2014: Mejia. BANNED FROM BASEBALL!!!
2013: Murphy. RAN OUT OF TOWN TWO YEARS LATER BY GENERAL MANAGER
2012: John Franco. PITCHED IN ZERO GAMES IN 2013!!!
2011: Murphy. RAN OUT OF TOWN FIVE YEARS LATER BY GENERAL MANAGER
2010: David Wright. MISSED MOST OF SEASONS 5 AND 6 YEARS LATER
2009: Jeff Francoeur. HE’S JEFF FRANCOUER!
I have always found this to be a random thing on Yogi’s baseball card. He managed the 1964 Mets, but comes back as a player with the ’65 Mets but only plays in 4 games. Stunt? Real attempt at comeback but could tell he didn’t have it?
This is pretty cool. I love that the marketing was around a manager in his 70s. Mets, can we get a version of this but with Terry please? Please????
Re Davey Johnson….a good read.
He would be the only post-19th century manager recognized despite having won just one pennant.
Hall of Fame Today’s Game ballot: Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson | SI.com
I love Davey, although I was stunned that The Committee (which had people like Seaver and Howie on it if I recall correctly) picked Davey over Gil for the All Time Team back around 2012.
Does that now make Terry Collins the best manager in team history? Ponder THAT one.
I could see wearing this one mid-summer. Do you like it?