Category: Spring Training Countdown
17 DUPACR: Guess Who?

17 DUPACR: Guess Who?

8

There are 17 Days Until Pitchers and Catchers Report to spring training at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. So today I honor a former player who wore New York Mets ...

READ MORE +
18 DUPACR: Darryl Strawberry

18 DUPACR: Darryl Strawberry

4

You were expecting Jeff McKnight, weren't you? I will admit, though, there was a nanosecond where I considered honoring Joel Youngblood for the 18th Day Until Pitchers And ...

READ MORE +
19 DUPACR: Anthony Young

19 DUPACR: Anthony Young

3

Before we go any further, I need to make something clear: the player I pick to commemorate each day in this countdown is not necessarily someone who is the "best" Met to ever wear ...

READ MORE +
20 DUPACR: Howard Johnson

20 DUPACR: Howard Johnson

2

Like yesterday's choice for #21, I might have gone for someone from further in the past here, such as Tommie Agee -- had I seen him play. For those who did have the good fortune ...

READ MORE +
21 DUPACR: Gary Rajsich

21 DUPACR: Gary Rajsich

4

This one is bound to raise some eyebrows, I'm sure. Why in the world would I commemorate the 21st Day Until Pitchers And Catchers Report with someone who appeared in merely 91 ...

READ MORE +
22 DUPACR: Ray Knight

22 DUPACR: Ray Knight

2

There are 22 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report. Thus we honor former #22 Ray Knight. Choosing Knight was fairly easy, since he is one of my favorite all-time Mets, ...

READ MORE +
23 DUPACR: Doug Flynn

23 DUPACR: Doug Flynn

There are 23 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report to spring training. To commemorate the day, we honor Doug Flynn, who wore #23 for the Mets from 1977-1981. Why Doug ...

READ MORE +
24 DUPACR: Kelvin Torve

24 DUPACR: Kelvin Torve

2

With 24 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, we will label this day with Kelvin Torve, who briefly wore #24 for the Mets in 1990. What? No Willie Mays? Willie was probably ...

READ MORE +