Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/8/13
There’s been a lot of talk this spring about turning points. How this season may become a watershed campaign, kind of like the Mets of the early 80′s when it became obvious the team was on the ups. Baseball itself is a game of turning points. Who knows, the season may feature it’s own change in fortune if things break right when d’Arnaud and Wheeler get the call. It got me reminiscing 27 years back to what was probably the biggest turning point in the life of a kid from Queens who had no idea what the hell he was doing with himself. August 28, 1986 My father was not the sort to write letters. He was a practical man of few words, and he didn’t show affection through greeting cards or other such soppy drivel as he’d say, that was Mom’s domain. That was why I was surprised one Thursday evening as I sat polishing my boots at about the conclusion of my third week in boot-camp when I was called up to receive a letter from my Dad. It was a neatly penned response to a letter I’d mailed hom...
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