Found August 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Shortly after doing an unfamiliar meeting with the media in the Mets clubhouse following Thursday’s 11-3 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies there was something waiting for Anthony Recker beyond the room’s outer doors. A member of the team’s food staff was standing holding a birthday cake in her arms with a lone flickering candle atop it. Thursday was Recker’s birthday. The Mets journeyman backup catcher turned 30. He hit a home run drove in two and his team won. Happy birthday indeed. "I like it here" Recker said. "I feel good here. I hope to stay here for as long as I can so we’ll see." Even on a day that seemed to center around him it was hard for Recker to peer into the future. He had been a reserve catcher from the beginning of the season rarely used with John Buck handling the bulk of the duties. Then nine days ago when the team decided to call up catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. "I was just hoping tha...
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