What’s not to like about the Pride of Whitestone, Mike Baxter?
The man could never play another single game again in his life and he’ll still be a celebrated Met for his lunging catch (which would knock him out of commission for a few weeks) that preserved the Mets’ first no-hitter thrown by Johan Santana.
Aside from that terrific catch, Baxter is making a name for himself with his recent play on the field. Baxter, who was initially used as a pinch-hit extraordinaire, is now finally getting regular playing time-at least against righties-and is pouncing on the opportunity.
For a season that is going down the drain, Baxter has been a beacon of pride for a terribly slumping Mets’ squad. With the Mets’ 6-1 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night, the Mets have now dropped five out of their last seven games and now find themselves seven games below .500 for the first time on the season.
While the Mets struggle, it’s no fault of Baxter, who is doing his best to keep this team ene...