Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/27/13
I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is driving a tractor, his daughter Karin at his side. As he regales her with stories of Shoeless Joe Jackson, he says, “His glove was where triples went to die.” With the latest injury to yet another of our aces, I’m starting to wonder if perhaps Flushing is where careers go to die. “Matt Harvey joins a long list of Mets greats like Seaver, Koosman, Matlack and Gooden.” We’ve heard these remarks and ones similar to them repeatedly during the first 5+ months of 2013. But think about that. Seaver last pitched for the Mets 30 years ago, Koosman not since 1978, Matlack’s last start was September 30, 1977. And for all intents and purposes, Doc’s career
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