So it appears that Bobby Valentine is the front runner for the Boston Red Sox managerial job. Good for him and for them. I wish them all the best. Though I don’t mean the above facetiously (I’ve been known to have a dark sense of humor sometimes but I’m not mean) I’ll be happy to [...]
In what could be a set up for the future the Mets have named Wally Backman as manager of AAA Buffalo. Many people scoffed at the fact that Backman wasn’t named to Terry Collins’ staff on the major league level last month but being at AAA is probably good for his chances at a major [...]
With Gary Carter’s recent health issues (bronchitis, walking pneumonia in addition to brain cancer) I’ve been more nostalgic for the powerhouse Mets of the mid 1980s. The recent hiring of Davey Johnson as Washington Nationals manager accentuates this nostalgia. I remember Carter’s Mets debut in 1985 like it was yesterday. This is the hit that [...]
John Harper had a good column about embattled Mets assistant general manager Tony Bernazard in yesterday’s New York Daily News. Harper also writes about Jerry Manuel changing things for the better. At Mets.com Anthony DiComo writes about Manuel’s move to define rules for his bullpen. At NY Sports Day Joe McDonald compares the Willie Randolph/Jerry [...]
I was saddened to hear the news that Bill Robinson died over the weekend. Robinson was Davey Johnson’s hitting coach in 1986. He was also the hitting coach on the world champion Florida Marlins squad in 2003 and played outfield for the 1979 world champion Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent the last couple of years as [...]
I was looking at some of my logs and noticed that I registered a few hits from web searches for information on the starting lineup of the 1986 Mets. So as a public service I now bring you some information on lineups the Mets used in ’86.
Former Mets manager Davey Johnson has been named manager of the U.S. baseball team that will compete in next month’s World Cup. Good luck, Davey.