It’s snowing again as I write this morning, but we’re less than a month away from the start of spring training. (Yoenis Cespedes, Amed Rosario, Wilmer Flores, and Juan Lagares are already in Florida.)
So I thought I’d share some recent baseball card purchases, my first of 2018. I’m particularly happy with the T.J. Rivera and Josh Smoker cards since they’ve been Mets long enough to appreciate them.
Baseball Reference tells me that Jamie Callahan and Tomas Nido played for the Mets last year, but I don’t remember them at all. Luis Guillorme made an amazing catch in the dugout last spring, but he’s still waiting for his shot in the big leagues. The A.J. Ramos card is a placeholder until I can get one that shows him as a Met. I think I already had a Matt Reynolds autograph, but he’s sporting the snazzy Mr. Met spring training cap and it was only a dollar… so why not?
Odds & ends:
- Uni-Watch has some info about the nifty attire sported by the Shea Stadium staff in 1964. Tell me you wouldn’t rather see a revival of those snazzy threads than the green and maroon look that will undoubtedly be back at Citi Field in 2018. (What, you’d rather have new players? 😆)
- Former Met Todd Pratt showed us a scoreboard tribute for the late Anthony Young at Mets Fantasy Camp
- Johnny Monell, who briefly played for the 2015 Mets, has joined the Tampa Bay Rays organization