Feb. 10.10: Your favorite Met.

It is cold and nasty today where I live in Connecticut. Time to think warm and pleasant thoughts, so here goes: Who is your all-time favorite Met?

He doesn’t have to be good, either. He could be a non-descript outfielder who waved at you in the stands, or your first autograph. Or anything else that made you follow him with your heart.

12 thoughts on “Feb. 10.10: Your favorite Met.

  1. It is snowing so freakin hard. There is no place to put any more snow. You’re going to get a lot of crap from me. Grumpy until the snow melts, May, June July haha!!
    My favorite Met by the way is Clint Hurdle. Spent time with him when he was manager of the St Lucie team. This guy is 100% class guy. He had a long run with the Rockies and ultimately got fired, but this is the kind of guy who should be in an organization, but not the Mets, Jeffy doesn’t deserve a guy like Clint.
    As for watching a guy, Keith was the man. Nobody did things like he did at first, nobody covered a bunt like him and his ABs every pitch he had a purpose, opposite field swing, swing to pull all depending on count and situation.

  2. Its hard to pick just one.
    Best everyday player -Keith Hernandez
    Best pitcher- Tom Terrific
    Best clubhouse personality- Tug Mcgraw

  3. Jim Hickman. I always remember as a kid I begged my mother to let me stay up late on August 9, 1963 to see if the Mets could break Roger Craig’s 18 game losing streak. Craig had switched to number 13 because a clubhouse attendant had a dream he would win a game wearing 13 and Craig was desperate. Hickman came through with a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off the Cubs’s Lindy McDaniel to win the game 7-3.
    Of course after a few mediocre years with the Mets, Hickman left and he later resurfaced to have a pretty good second-half career with the then hated Cubs.
    The famous Pete Rose-Ray Fosse collision at home plate in the 1970 All Star game was because Hickman got a base hit.

    Have to agree with Harry Chiti on Keith’s ability to play first. I don’t think I ever saw anyone who could dominate defensively on first base with his powerful accurate arm like Mex. But for sheer on the field brilliance, it was Tom Seaver. Pedro Martinez was an extraordinary pitcher with Boston and had flashes of that with the Mets, Seaver had a decade and should have been more if not for the stupidity of a certain stockbroker-turned-chairman-of-the-board whose father is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  4. Too hard to pick just one.
    My favories…
    Starting pitcher: The Franchise
    Closer: Jesse Orosco
    Infielder: Keith
    Outfielder: Mookie
    Catcher: The Kid
    Pinch-hitter: Rusty
    Manager: Bobby V
    General Manager: Frank Cashen
    Favorite Mets Teams: ’06, ’86, ’84, ’99, ’00

  5. doc.

    i used to love watching him just own the other team.

    a sure fire hall of famer that self destructed.

  6. also keith hernandez.

    i used to listen to mccarver talk about how keith would take away this play or that. it got me to appreciate how he played.

    many ppl used to say mattingly was the best in the game. i dont think so. he had better power and perhaps a better avg. eventually he became a fine defensive 1b in his own right. but keith was a force.

  7. John Stearns aka Bad Dude

    dude played tough. never was a great hitter, often injured. But he was the sole all-star a few times.

    He was a bright spot for some truly horrid teams.