Something To Feel Good About

Lately, there has been a lot of negativity on this blog. Maybe it’s me. Or maybe it’s because the Mets stink, the Wilpons are broke, and the Mets stink.

So, today I have something positive to report, though it has nothing to do with the Mets (though, it is a New York story).

Carlos Flores, Jr. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Opening Day. He’s the son of the “subway hero” who saved a man’s life last summer. Carlos Jr. is also a pretty good baseball pitcher — despite having only one hand. He says Jim Abbott is his inspiration, but his dad is his hero. Awesome.

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. Izzy March 20, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Nice story…..Too bad you have to go to the Bronx to find it!
  2. mrtasan March 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    i will feel even better if they release oliver perez asap.