Sunday, November 27, 2011

Home Run Bandages

Randy Medina, who writes the Onion-style Mets blog, The Apple, came across these Home Run Bandages at the Mets Store at CitiField, and wrote: 
Where do you even begin to break down this $7.99 box of band-aids? Let's start with "Home Run Bandages".  I realize that Mets history is a little light on great sluggers but I'm pretty sure we could have chosen a guy with more than 68 career homers. Only 42 of those came as a member of the Mets. Heck, Todd Hundley and Carlos Beltran have each almost hit that many in one season.

I know the picture is a little blurry but the box basically acknowledges that they couldn't find someone better when it says under Shamsky's name "Moments In Baseball History".  Not "Great Moments" mind you, just "Moments"
This is a reminder, as the Mets approach their 50th Anniversary celebration, how few really great players the Mets have had over any prolonged period.  They signed a number of stars that failed to pan out, as I wrote about here, and so, we are left with a list of greatest All Time Mets that looks like this.

Art Shamsky, a left-handed outfielder, who played for the Mets from 1968-1971, a key member of the '69 team, hitting .300 as a platoon player, and beloved by Jewish Met fans, does not make the cut. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well perhaps you need to speak to the countless hospitals that received donations for the much needed medical supplies- rather than spread hate-you should start spreading joy- Mr. Shamsky hosted the Sloan Kettering children survivor party with over 300 children attending who survived cancer-- perhaps you should have been there to see the children's eys light up when he walked in the room-- by the way - our hospital has sold out and will continue to order the products - thank you Art for being such a fine gentleman- I understand your girlfriend Teresa has donated to aids, pediatric foundations and other charities that need much needed medical supplies- you are both my hero's

Lovechilde said...

I think you misunderstood the tenor of the post. As you would see from my other Met-related postings, I am a long-time Met fan with great (perhaps tough) love, but certainly not hate, for the Mets - particularly for Art Shamsky and other Met players of his Era. The piece was supposed to be funny.

Randy Medina said...

It's probably a good thing you don't list a contact email because I suspect you'd be getting a lot of nonsensical bandage related hate emails...like I do.

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