Saturday, April 22, 2017

RALPH KINER QUOTE OF THE DAY ABOUT DARRYL STRAWBERRY

Today's Mets quote of the day is brought to you by none other than Ralph Kiner talking about Darryl Strawberry,





"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row."
--Ralph Kiner

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MASATO YOSHII METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY

Happy Birthday to one time Mets pitcher, Masato Yoshii born on this day in 1965.

Yoshii pitched in the majors from 1998-2002, the first two of which were with the Mets. In those two years, he compiled a record of 18-16.

He was a very funny guy as witnessed by his Mets birthday quote of the day,



"Out in the stands, drinking beer and yelling, 'Get Yoshii in there'"--Masato Yoshii, asking what he would be doing if he were not on the Mets post season roster

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FRANK VIOLA METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR APRIL 19TH

Happy Birthday to former Cy Young Award winner and one time Mets twenty game winner, Frank Viola. Frankie V was born on this day in 1960.

Even though I never met Frank Viola, I felt a kinship with him because he was two years behind me in high school. I know of him in high school because even in tenth grade he was a standout basketball player.

So I followed his MLB career from Day One. I remember his Cy Young Award season in '88 and of course his MVP performance in the '87 World Series for the Twins.

I also remember fondly when he pitched for us and won twenty games in 1990. It is great that he is still associated with the Mets as Triple A pitching coach and a Noah Syndergaard mentor.

In honor of his great baseball geographic lineage and his great player, he is today's recipient of the Baseball Birthday Quote of the Day,





"He's an artist. I love watching him work."
--Sparky Anderson, talking about Frankie V

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DOUG FLYNN METS BIRTHDAY QUOTE OF THE DAY FOR APRIL 18

One time Met Doug Flynn was born on this day in 1951. Of course most Mets fans know him for being part of the deal that sent Tom Seaver to the Reds. Not a gala day in Mets history.

Though not a great hitter during his tenure with the Mets (he hit .234), he was a terrific fielding second baseman and in 1980 became only the third Met in history to win a Gold Glove.

The Mets great fielding shortstop Bud Harrelson said of the fielding of Flynn,



"The best second baseman on the pivot is Doug Flynn. He's like Bill Mazeroski, a blur."
--Bud Harrelson

Monday, April 17, 2017

AL LEITER METS QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today's quote comes to us from the very quotable, Al Leiter. As baseball fans know, Leiter was a very solid major league pitcher who put in several good years with the Mets.

Leiter also had the good fortune of playing on three World Series winning teams. Unfortunately, he did have a losing World Series as well and that was when he pitched for the Mets against the Yankees in the 2000 World Series.

This led to this quote from Leiter,



"Losing the World Series feels as bad as winning one feels good."
--Al Leiter

Friday, April 14, 2017

TOM SEAVER METS QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today's Mets Quote of the Day is brought to you by the greatest of all Mets, Tom Seaver. Not a funny one but a philosophical one. Good to mix it up every once in awhile



"If you're a baseball fan, you're a history fan. This is history and that's the best part of being a baseball fan. It brings back memories you have when you first fell in love with the game."
--Tom Seaver

Thursday, April 13, 2017

1962 AMAZING METS BASEBALL QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today's Quote about the Amazing 1962 Mets is brought to you my long time New York Times sports columnist and author, Robert Lipsyte

Talking about the 1962 Mets, he said, "The Mets have only three weaknesses---pitching, batting and fielding."