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
By: Mark Rosenman
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