“3-1 coming to Molina… and a flyball to deep left… back goes Baxter onto the track and he MAKES THE CATCH! What a play!” ~ Gary Cohen, SNY
A boy from Whitestone, a childhood Mets fan, growing up in the shadows of Shea Stadium, has not only found himself playing for his beloved team, but also playing a significant role in preserving one of the most long-awaited and mesmerizing moments in the history of the franchise. At the expense of his own body, Baxter made an incredible grab in left field to keep the magic alive for Johan Santana’s history-chasing feat.
Last time I went to Citi Field, I asked Terry Collins what the general mindset of guys in the clubhouse was with players like Jason Bay and Mike Pelfrey on the DL. Collins replied with:
“They know they’ll have to deal with injuries, but the likes of Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston have to step up and pick it up for Jason. … That’s how you succeed in this game is you pick each other up when one of your players is down, we did it la...