Tuesday, March 21, 2017

IKE DAVIS METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 22

Happy Birthday to one time Mets phenom Ike Davis, born on March 22nd.

Davis became an immediate impact player with the Mets when he came up in April of 2010. Davis, the son of former Major League pitcher, Ron Davis took New York by storm. In his rookie year, he hit 19 home runs and drove in 71 runs. His home run total was tied for the second highest by a rookie in Mets history.

In his injury shortened 2011 season, he still hit .302 in 36 games. In the 2012 season, even though he only hit .227, he did hit 32 home runs. Due to his injuries and inconsistencies, the Mets traded him to the Pirates in the 2014 season.

Mets fans remember Davis admirably for the positive buzz he created for the Mets when they really needed a star.

In his honor, we present the Mets Baseball Birthday Quote of the Day to Ike Davis.





"I think he's going to be one of the premier first basemen in baseball."
--Terry Collins, sizing up Davis early in his career

Monday, March 20, 2017

JIMMY BRESLIN METS QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 20TH

Another quote about the Mets from the great Jimmy Breslin.



"Marvelous Marv (Marv Thronberry) was holding down first base. This is like saying Willie Sutton works in your bank."
--Jimmy Breslin

Sunday, March 19, 2017

JIMMY BRESLIN METS QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 19TH

In honor of the passing of the brilliant columnist Jimmy Breslin, we give you the Mets baseball quote of the day.

For those to young to remember, Breslin was a bad ass columnist who was on top of New York's political scene like no one else. He took no prisoner but he did it was a wry humor. Plus, he was a huge baseball fan who even wrote the classic, Mets book, 'The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight',

Here is his hilarious one liner about the 1962 Mets,



"Never has so much misery loved so much company."
Jimmy Breslin---on the huge crowds that the awful 1962 Mets team would draw

Saturday, March 18, 2017

FUNNY METS QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 18TH

No major Mets birthdays today, so we go back through Mets history for a funny quote of the day.

Mackey Sasser was a long time back up catcher to Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Sasser was a terrific hitter who hit .291 in 1989 and .307 in 1990. However, Sasser had some defensive issues and unfortunately developed an issue with the ability to throw the ball back to the pitcher.

Sasser was also known as a funny guy who like Ralph Kiner was known for his malapropisms.

Here is a classic Sasser line about his pregnant wife.




"I just talked to the Doctor. He told me her contraptions were an hour apart."
--Mackey Sasser, on being told he had to go to the hospital because his wife was giving birth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CURTIS GRANDERSON METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 15

Happy Birthday to one of the classiest of all the Mets--Curtis Granderson. In 2016, Granderson was the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award recognizing his charitable contribution to baseball.

Granderson has also been a terrific player over his career. He is a three time All-Star and a Silver Slugger recipient. He is also the heart and soul of the Mets. Love the way he plays and how he handles himself on and off the field.

He is well deserving of the Mets Baseball Birthday Quote of the Day,



"I've said this before, that I long to be as consistent as human being as Curtis is."
--Daniel Murphy

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CASEY STENGEL METS BASEBALL INSULT OF THE DAY

Not much news on the March 14th birthday front for the Mets, so instead I focused my attention on some of Casey's greatest Mets quotes.

We all know that he managed the expansion 1962 Amazing Mets, one of the worst teams in baseball history. Casey was a great manager for them, providing advice, strategy and quick wit.

When the 'Amazin's were having trouble with catching fly ball in 1962,



Casey said of his young not so talented team's outfield defense, "We're still working on grounders."


Sunday, March 12, 2017

DARRYL STRAWBERRY METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 12

Happy Birthday to the greatest power hitter in Mets history, Darryl Strawberry, born March 12, 1962.

Strawberry played in the majors from 1983--1999. From 1983--1990, he played with the Mets.

He was an 8 x all-star, 1983 Rookie of the Year and was a Silver Slugger Award winner. He led the National League in home runs in 1988 and every year he was with the Mets, he hit at least 25 home runs. That only really begins to describe the kind of player he meant to Mets fans.

He had superstar talent and every time he came up, he was capable of hitting a ball 450 feet. His days with the Mets were controversial, but also incredibly exciting. There has never been a player quite like Strawberry who has ever played for the Mets.

www.baseballquotations.com has lots of Strawberry quotes, but I will leave you with this one from Tim McCarver that describes that incredible power.



"One day Darryl Strawberry will hit a baseball further than anyone has ever hit a baseball before."
--Tim McCarver

"One day Darryl Strawberry will hit a baseball further than anyone has ever hit a baseball before."
--Tim McCarver