September 9, 2011

HoJo: The Mets are "Anti '86"

This past weekend, former New York Mets All-Star suited up and played for the Rockland Boulders.

Sure, it was a publicity stunt, but the 50-year-old got to play alongside his son Glen and it got him some headlines.  Pretty cool if you ask me.

But now that he's being talked about (kinda), "HoJo" appears to be reaching out to whoever will listen and, if you follow him on Twitter...you read this little gem from Thursday.

that would be awesome! Only problem, front office is "anti '86" believe it or not. It's true

It all started with a fan suggesting to Johnson (and others) that the Mets should bring back Old Timers Day.  And, apparently, dude has his reasons as to why the team has not.

But, frankly, I can't figure out what they are.  That's where Mike Silva from New York Baseball Digest comes in.

To be fair, they did just have a huge celebration in 2006, which seems like yesterday.  Don’t forget, the Mets elected Frank Cashen Davey Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden to the Mets Hall of Fame last summer. There has been plenty of ’86 celebrations over the last five years.

So what is HoJo referencing? Honestly, I don’t know.  Mookie Wilson is a coach on Terry Collins' staff; Wally Backman and Tim Teufel are managers are Double-A and Triple-A respectively.  Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez are in the SNY booth, while Bobby Ojeda does studio work.

Hopefully, Johnson will explain himself, but I'm more confident that he's just going to fade back into the abyss that he resided in for the past sixteen years.

Either way, if he thinks this is going to lead to any sort of employment with the club...he's going about it all wrong.


2 comments:

Dean Hybl said...

I don't near in NY or follow the Mets, but you mean they aren't doing anything to recognize the 25th anniversary of the 86 team? I find that kinda surprising even though some of the team like Gooden, Dykstra and Strawberry have had their run ins with the law. They were the last championship team the Mets have had and were quite a colorful bunch. Plus, with the rough year Gary Carter has had, if he were physically able to attend it would be quite special I would think.

Jesus Melendez said...

They did honor the team five years ago for the 20th anniversary...so maybe that is why they aren't doing anything for 25.

But...who knows what HoJo is talking about specifically.