Ray, and gordongecko, you guys got it right. That's exactly what I meant.
When shea stadium open in 1964, you went in and knew right away that the NY METS played there because of the huge mets logo on the scoreboard. Last year you went in to the city field and what you saw was that BIG citi-field sign and everything else that you mention,
oh yeah in very small prints a (like in one) sign that said lets go mets/home of the mets.
Some posters just read one of my quotes instead of everything I wrote and started acting like a or some TV evangelist,
jumping up and down, talking in tongues and making NO SENSE.
I don't have a problem with the mets honoring Jackie Robinson a fellow VETERAN (army officer WW2) it that the Wilpons chose to honor the brooklyn dodgers (ebbert field,etc) and very little mentions of the NY GIANTS. hence my mention of Willie Mays, yes he is black
Joan Payson one of the mets oringinal owner honor not only the NY giants which she used to owned, she also honor the brooklyn dodgers, and YES the NY Yankees (she hired CASEY STENGEL). she paid tribute to the whole metropolitan area unlike the wilpons.
NY METS=ny giants and brooklyn dodgers
As for O'Malley, he NEVER wanted his brooklyn team in queens, so NO he wouldn't have pick up his pen and sign.
Granted Jackie Robinson had part in the civil right movement and open the door for people of all color/race,nationally, but he had very little to do with other black pioneers in other PRO sports, back then baseball was the major sport, with the negro league, the NL and the AL.
so jackie went from the negro league to the NA, first black player in the PRO minor leagues then the NL or the Major League
PRO basketball had black players since the begining, so did american football, and hockey. the NHL didn't have much black players because at that time there wasn't that many black people in Canada, and as one black player put it, I don't have to deal with discrimination in my country, so why would I join the NHL and get treated like a dirtball in the south, when I can make more money doing something else here in Canada.
Pro sports did not pay that well back then. One of the reason the Mets traded NOLAN RYAN was because he had a weekend job.
Last edited by drdg; 04-20-2010 at 04:14 PM.
I'm reminded of a funny story regarding Casey Stengel's testimony during the 1958 Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Subcommittee Hearings. Stengel was asked a couple of questions and his responses lasted for what seemed like hours. In his typical style, Casey was all over the place, with his usual non-sequiturs, often not making any sense.
When the questioning was over, Stengel was thanked and he stepped down. They called upon Mickey Mantle next:
Senator Kefauver: "Mr. Mantle, do you have any observations with reference to the applicability of the antitrust laws to baseball?"
Mickey Mantle's: "My views are about the same as Casey's."
Everyone started to crack up (I've heard the audio). Here's the entire testimony:
Sign Cespedes & Murphy
he spent time in the army reserve from jan13-may 13 1967 during the baseball season
and again from aug11-sept 1, 1969
in 1971 when he ask the mets to trade him, he was still serving weekend time (weekend job)
in houston while still in the reserve.
AGAIN, back then, Pro players not only did not make a lot of money
they also had to serve their country.
for more infor http://metsphotos.com/2010/04/02/car...ry-koosman-rc/
I did not get drafted, but I spent 21 years active duty in the U.S. NAVY
good old Casey "come see my metsies play"
I have 3 catchers, "one can't hit, one can't throw, and one can't catch"
and lets not forget his star pupil
not only a yankee great, he is also a METS icon
the only manager to take both the yankees and mets to the world series
you are very welcome
The worst part* is that McFarlane has issued Nolan Ryan figures for each of his teams EXCEPT THE METS!!!
(* not really)
that song was famous in 1978, so NO it is not me that they are singing about
but YES that song is one of the reason why I joined in 1979
and yes I did sail the 6 seas. never sail the black sea, but I did set foot on it
I also sail the 4 oceans.
that song brings back some great memories
that astros ryan is disturbing.
Small crowd again tonight
I'm kinda suprised to see alot of the PR outfield seats are empty, since they are very cheap and are mostly occupied by 6-plan holders.
is that blood?!
"Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. "
US baseball manager (1906 - 1991)
Last edited by Swoboda4; 04-20-2010 at 07:53 PM.
So is everyone loading up on Kids Club memberships...??