Yes, it seems as though “Happy Days are Here Again” for us New York Mets fans. Because the sun has again begun peeking through our dark clouds of misery, its time to relax a bit and take a look back, with nostalgic fondness, at some of our most unhappiest players. Without further ado:
1. Vince Coleman (1993): Among other things, he threw firecrackers into a crowd of fans at Dodger Stadium. He injured three children and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service. The Mets placed him on administrative leave. Don’t even mention that he took out Dwight Gooden with a ill-advised golf swing in the team’s clubhouse.
2. Darryl Strawberry (1989): Our star right-fielder got into a fight with out start first baseman (and Captain), Keith Hernandez before the official team’s picture is taken. Strawberry was angry because he embroiled in a contract dispute with the front office and Hernandez razzed him about it.
3. Bret Saberhagen (1993): He decided to squirt bleach on two repo...