As Mike Mussina heads off to retirement, it's time to nominate him for the Hall. No, not the Hall of Fame, the Hall of Garvey.
The Hall of Garvey is where the almost-greats go. It should be obvious who the founding member is.
Don Mattingly? He's in the HOG. Keith Hernandez? First ballot HOG.
Moose had a good career but he was never the best. You never looked at him and thought he'd be the one you told your son about. He didn't win championships. He had a solid very good career.
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I got the MLB Christmas catalog yesterday and noticed that there are quite a few Mets items with a very dark blue, almost a Casey-era blue. These aren’t random oddball caps or things labeled “Cooperstown Collection” – they’re right there with all the normal items from the other teams.
I’ve looked around the internet and I can’t find any images, and none of this dark-blue stuff appears on mlb.com, and I’m too lazy to hook up the scanner right now.
At the end of the season there had been a rumor of some darkening of the blue that would make the orange pop – we talked about it here off a mention by Mets By The Numbers.
Anyway what I saw in the catalog matched the rumor from October 8th, which was denied the next day. Let’s hope it was accurate.
Back Back Back opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club.
The play is a fictionalized inquiry into the strange saga of former Oakland A’s teammates Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. The daring and talented playwright tosses in a third teammate, the lesser known shortstop Walt Weiss, as a pretty good device to get some of his own points across.
Read more here.
Don’t forget that nobody knew these guys were on steroids. You couldn’t tell. Also Sammy Sosa of the Cubs got a ticker-tape parade in New York City for hitting the second most home runs ever. Disgrace.