30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 28 - New York Mets, Part 2
My previous Mets post has me feeling a little nostalgic. I also have a lot of Mets jerseys. Two more are not pictured in either post. I would like to add at least two more, the current alternate creamsicle home jersey and a wool flannel reproduction home jersey from Mitchell & Ness. Come to think of it, I’d like to purchase the reproduction of the 1969 Mets wool jacket from Mitchell & Ness too.
So, the Mets, and only the Mets, get a second post of the day.
Grote, Koosman, Selma, Ryan and Seaver, by The Sporting News
R.A. Dickey, by Paul J Bereswill/AP
30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 28 - New York Mets
Ah, the Mets. My boyhood team. Dave “King Kong” Kingman. Jerry Grote. Ed Kranepool. Felix Millan. Bud Harrelson. Wayne Garrett. Cleon Jones. Rusty Staub. Jon Matlack. Bob Apodaca. Jerry Koosman. And of course, Tom Seaver.
Those were my Mets.
I loved the Mets uniforms, especially the sleeve patch. My parents bought me one at a game once, and my mom sewed it onto the left sleeve of my jean jacket. I loved that jacket. I loved that team.
I still check on her from time to time. She’s changed a lot. So have I.
But you never forget your first love.
David Wright, AP Photo
Johan Santana, by Michael Baron
Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver, by Walter Iooss/SI
Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, by Seth Wenig/AP