Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Cleon Jones


When I first became a Met fan he was my favorite Met and always wanted to play for the Mets and wear number 21 (Cleon Jones number) He played in Major League Baseball as a left fielder. and played most of his career for the New York Mets and in 1969 caught the final outContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Cleon Jones”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tommy Agee


This week’s Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday is back to my roots as a Met fan. Tommy Agee and Cleon Jones were the reasons I became a Met fan in the first place back in the summer of 1969. Many current Met fans don’t even know who Tommy Agee was or how good he was for thatContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tommy Agee”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Abbott


Jim Abbott is best known for pitching a no hitter vs the Cleveland Indians for the New York Yankees. Always admirted the fact that he didn’t let being born with one hand stopping from reaching and achieving his dream of pitching in the major leagues. In 1989, Abbott joined the California Angels‘ starting rotation asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Abbott”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Orlando El Duque Hernandez


El Dugue worn a few uniforms in his major league career, best known as a Yankee one then that always stood out , his leg kick and his teams win. His greatest success came as a New York Yankees starter during that team’s run of World Series championships in 1998, 1999, and 2000. He alsoContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Orlando El Duque Hernandez”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Robin Ventura


His stay in New York as a Met was just as important as was Mike Piazza’s. Just like Edgardo Alfonzo, Robin Ventura was quiet and understated as a member of the Mets. He was also know for his clutch moments as a Met . No moment as big as his grand slam…single against the AtlantaContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Robin Ventura”

David Robertson agrees to four-year, $46-million deal with White Sox


The New York Yankees will now open the 2015 season with their third Closer in 3 years as David Robertson signed with the Chicago White Sox. Robertson, who went 39-for-44 in saves and struck out 96 in 641/3 innings last season as Mariano Rivera’s replacement, agreed to a four-year, $46-million deal with the White SoxContinue reading “David Robertson agrees to four-year, $46-million deal with White Sox”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk


During a 24-year baseball career, he played for both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971–1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981–1993). The 6’2″, 220 lb Fisk was known in the majors as “Pudge”, his childhood nickname as he had been a chubby youngster,[2] or “The Commander”.[3] He was the first player to be unanimously voted American LeagueContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk”

Smallthoughts: OldSchool Tuesday…George Foster


    Foster was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft upon graduation from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California. After two seasons in their farm system, he debuted with the Giants at twenty years old in September 1969. He went two-for-five with one runContinue reading “Smallthoughts: OldSchool Tuesday…George Foster”