June 22: Tuesday Morning Mets Links

MetsToday – Remember Jason Vargas? He’s doing pretty well for himself these days.

New York Post – Dan Martin reports that several Mets are in favor of bringing in another veteran starting pitcher.

Wall Street Journal – Yet another look at the failed plan to use Jenrry Mejia as a reliever at the major league level.

ESPN New York – Adam Rubin points out that demoting Mejia may increase his trade value, because he will now be under control until 2016.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper has the skinny on the Mets supporting volunteer efforts in the local community.

New York Times – David Waldstein writes about the nearly extinct knuckleball glove.

The Brooklyn Paper – Wally Backman’s Brooklyn Cyclones overcame horrendous tie-dyed uniforms to beat the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 5-2. If you watched the game on SNY, you got to see an opposite field home run by Cory Vaughn and a perfectly executed squeeze play by Bill Cherry.

And via Can’t Stop the Bleeding on Twitter, here is a photo from last night’s Cyclones game. If you look near 3B, you can see Wally Backman in the aforementioned tie-dyed uniform:


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  1. isuzudude June 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    What was the story behind those tye-dye jerseys, anyhow? When I flipped to SNY last night and got a glimpse of that I nearly passed out.
  2. John Fitzgerald June 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    According to Kevin Burkhardt, the band Further is playing at MCU Park this weekend. Further contains a couple of former Grateful Dead members. So, the Cyclones wore tie-dye jerseys to promote the concert and also to auction the jerseys off for charity.

    It was a great explanation, but if you didn't catch the first five minutes of the game, you were destined for confusion and headaches.

  3. isuzudude June 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    Thanks for clearing that up. As long as the grotesque uniforms were donned for a good cause, it's fine by me.

    And speaking of links, John, I suggest you head over to the dailystache and read the article titled "Too Much Wally World." You may need to set that young whippersnapper straight.

  4. John Fitzgerald June 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Thanks 'dude… Saw the article. Not sure exactly how someone can claim to know anything about the Mets while saying they don't know anything about the '86 team. Youth isn't a handicap and history is a big part of baseball. If you're too young, do some research…
  5. isuzudude June 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Amen. Kids today…