Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/12/13
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For those who follow the minor leagues closely, a familiar face from the Binghamton Mets appeared in the big league dugout last night. It was 2013 B-Mets manager, Pedro Lopez. After steering his team to become the most successful in their franchise history, they exited the playoffs much sooner than expected. As they said on the SNY broadcast last night, Lopez returned home, looking forward to spending time with his 18-year-old daughters. However, later that day, he received a phone call inviting him to join the big league coaching staff for the last two weeks of the season. A different version of a September call-up, Lopez gets his first taste of the big leagues. He played minor league ball for 13 seasons without getting a taste of the show as a player. Now that he’s with the big league staff or the remainder of the 2013 season, the glaring omission is that of Wally Backman. He didn’t get invited to join Lopez this season. Over the past week or so, different news reports have s...
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