Another good one from the comments, this time from Greg from Faith & Fear. I’m also writing this post while half asleep on Thursday night so I haven’t fact checked it, but I would bet a dollar that Greg is right, he always is:
Tim Corcoran was around as Mex insurance in case his suspension for cocaine use stuck, which it didn’t once Ueberroth gave each suspendee the option of community service. Keith was actually hesitant to accept the out, on principle, but eventually caved in (thank goodness).
Corcoran did not receive a WS ring. Cashen was unbelievably stingy when it came to players and rings: The 24-man roster plus Foster, Berenyi and Lynch (all gone before September) were the only recipients. Randy Myers raised an unrelenting fuss on behalf of the callups and part-timers and a few were eventually (years later) ringed: Myers and Magadan, I know, maybe a couple of others, like Gibbons, who remained in the organization. But I’m pretty sure Corcoran got no reward other than his presence in discussions like these.
Faith and Fear in Flushing is a great great Mets blog….add it to your rotation if it isn’t already.
If anyone can hand in a Tim Corcoran edition of You Own This Mets Jersey I will be impressed.