Tag: New York Mets

Remembering Kevin Mitchell

Whenever I think of Kevin Mitchell, I think back to an excerpt from Jeff Pearlman’s book The Bad Guys Won: A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid, and the Rest of the … Put on a New York Uniform–and Maybe the Best: [Mitchell] went to …

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Remembering Edgardo Alfonzo

In my lifetime, there have been precisely two good Mets second basemen. One is Jeff Kent who stuck around for three seasons after the Mets traded David Cone for him, but the absolute best of the group was Edgardo Alfonzo. Sentimentally I want to add both Tim Teufel (a childhood favorite) and Wally Backman (if …

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