Meet Dwight Gooden Today

If you want to meet Dwight Gooden, you can do so today at Stan’s on 850 River Ave., Bronx, New York (1/2 block from Yankee Stadium).

Dwight will be there signing baseballs and other memorabilia from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Former Met Jim Leyritz will also be at Stan’s, but on Wednesday, April 14th, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

Oh, you forgot Leyritz was, technically, a Met? Kind of the same way Glenn Davis, Freddy Garcia, and Bret Boone were also “Mets”.

In addition, former Yankee and hair salon magnate Joe Pepitone will be at Stan’s this Saturday from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Pepitone was never a Met but he has lived one of the most interesting lives of any MLBer in modern history, and remains a wonderful, generous guy with great stories to tell (though not all are “family friendly”).

You can see all the signings coming up at Stan’s by visiting the MintPros site. Yeah, it’s a Yankee-heavy schedule, but they are all very congenial, fun, former players who come across as regular guys and yet have incredibly fascinating tales to tell.

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.