The first thing I noticed when Todd Frazier put on his new Mets uniform was his number 21. Of the many players in Mets histoory I can only think of two that worn that number with distinction is Cleon Jones of the 1969 world championship team and more recently Lucas Duda. Now Todd Frazier has the chance to bring his own brand of distinction to that same number. The signing wasn’t the sexy name fans were looking for but Frazier adds to the lineup and the infield defense. Don’t forget the goal is to win. The Nationals until otherwise shown are the top team in the division, yet if yes that bad word if the Mets stay healthy …this will be a on going season battle that will make the fans excited. Injuries wreck this team all season and they limped home with 72 wins …stay healthy with a return of Jay Bruce with Todd Frazier (former Reds teammates) in the lineup this could be a solid run going forward. 2 years 17 million …I guess Sandy played this signing right.
I hope you enjoy this particular post. These two were the prime of Brooklyn in their day. Bernard grew up in my neighborhood and yes Fort Greene was that tough and more. Basketball was the neighborhood’s way of expression. Cold and snow didn’t stop us from playing. So I said that to say this Bernie and Ernie is one story I could relate to. Looking at shots of my old neighborhood brought back a lot of memories right to the project buildings. So what I am saying is this Old School Tuesday is personal. I knew of Bernard and his brother Albert. His father worked in Housing and would see him alot. When Bernard made the pros Mr.King spoke of how proud he was of Bernard. It’s a shame Bernard didn’t know that.
Enjoy the story this goes beyond the stats.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday posted a story some time ago about the Spirits of St Louis. ESPN did a 30 for 30 check it out with the people who lived it. This is really good stuff. The NBA would look a lot different if the Spirits were allowed to join the NBA when the ABA and the NBA merged in the 1975-76 season. Enjoy the 30 for 30.
The NBA trading deadline turned out to be the Cleveland Cavaliers chance to remake their roster on the fly look who was sent packing …
- Isaiah Thomas (traded)
- Dwyane Wade (traded)
- Derrick Rose (traded)
- Channing Frye (traded)
- Iman Shumpert (traded)
I was surprised to see Dwayne Wade get traded back to Miami of all places. He and LeBron maybe friends but this is a business.
Look who they picked up in their deals
They got younger more athletic, GM Lebron wasn’t playing.
Time isn’t on their side to jell so they are going to have to do this on the fly. They are not going down without a fight in the East as this trade proves. Are they still the team to beat in the East ? Or is it the quiet at the deadline Boston Celtics? We will see come playoff time.
We called St.John’s giant killers …now the giant killers have run their streak to 3 games in a row knocking off Marquette Golden Eagles 86-78.
Here are the highlights of St. John’s beating a good Marquette team n Big East action, with a red hot Shamorie Ponds dropping 44.