Profile on Figgy

Nelson Figueroa of the New York MetsIf you didn’t see it yet, you MUST visit Ted Berg’s column on SNY today to read his interview with Nelson Figueroa.

It’s much better than the typical softball / ho-hum player profile … because we find out that Figgy grew up and remains a Mets fan, and get some great tidbits on his international celebrity status.

I think we’re all rooting for Figgy to succeed … and after reading Berg’s article, you’ll find it hard not to like the guy.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude April 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    Speaking of Ted Berg…Joe, I hear you’re going to be featured on SNY along with Berg and others on this weekend’s edition of Mets Weekly.

    Congratulations! Not only is this great publicity for MetsToday, but also a big accomplishment in your media career. I look forward to tuning in.

  2. joe April 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    oh boy … Matt let the cat out of the bag! I didn’t want to post anything about it because I’m not 100% certain they’ll run my comments … Saturday’s segment is about saying goodbye to Shea and, well, some of the things that came out of my mouth were less than endearing. My guess is they’ll it out in the final production.

    Hopefully, though, they’ll show some of my nicer and more intelligent comments on other segments later in the season.

    But thanks, ‘dude, I appreciate it!!! I didn’t even know I HAD a media career !

  3. sincekindergarten April 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    Joe, not only do bad things happen to good people, but good things also happen to those same good people.

    Congrats, my friend! (And to think that we’ve never met in person!) I just drank some Saranac Belgian White (ale) to you!

    Keep it up!

  4. joe April 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    thanks SK! i may open an Ommegang Witte myself!
  5. isuzudude April 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    Hey SK – speaking of Saranac, I live the next town over from the Matt Brewing Company, based in Utica, where Saranac originates from. Have toured their facility twice, as well as spent many a July day covering the Longest Road Race in America, the 15k Boilermaker (aptly named) for the local radio station, which concludes at the brewery. If you haven’t yet had a chance, I recommend giving it a visit – especially if you are a fan of the hops and barley. You get 2 free drinks at the end of the tour.