Countdown to Mets Fantasy Camp 52 Days to Go.

November 21, 2014

 

    Every year for the last 3 years as Spring gives way to Fall, Mets season merges into NY Rangers season, I have been able to keep the baseball side of my brain occupied with thoughts of Mets Fantasy Camp. This year more so then ever, in the past I have simply gone down to cover the week long camp as a reporter, this season I am headed down to actually participate as a player. Each year I have tried to find unique ways of counting down the days until camp and sharing them with Mets fans, So this year I will do the countdown by Jersey numbers, When possible I will post my 3 favorite Mets who have worn that number, some numbers may only yield one player.Feel free to post your favorites as well.

 

 

#1 Joe Pignatano

 

Once again a no brainer as Piggy just like Rube Walker was the only #52  I knew from the time i was 8 years old to the time I was 21, Who could forget his Vegtable Garden in the bullpen. I have the unique opportunity to hang out with Joe the last 3 fantasy camps, aside from all the wonderful Brooklyn Dodger and Met Stories he has to tell he is just a wonderful man who is full of life and joy. Here is an interview I did with him the first year I covered camp.

 

# 2 Guy Conti

Until I Met Guy at Fantasy Camp he surely would not have made my list, as Guy was not around the Mets big club a lot so I did not know much about him, after spending time with him over the last 2 years at camp, I feel confident in saying there are not many out there that know more about pitching then Guy, He was instrumental in Pedro Martínez's success in the major leagues. I could listen to him talk pitching for hours and usually do!

 

Other Mets who have worn #52

 

Solly Hemus 

Don Heffner 

Harvey Haddix 

Greg Pavlick 

Dave Wallace 

Randy Niemann

Tony Clark 

Don Baylor 

Howard Johnson 

Razor Shines 

Dave Hudgens

Ramon Ramirez 

Carlos Torres 

 

 

 

By: Mark Rosenman

WLIE 540 AM SPORTSTALKNY Host and Producer

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