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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5 Responses to “June 22: Tuesday Morning Mets Links”
  • isuzudude says:
    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.
  • John Fitzgerald says:
    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.

  • isuzudude says:
    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.

  • John Fitzgerald says:
    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…
  • isuzudude says:
    Amen. Kids today…