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    The Mets thing on ESPN

    Great.

    The 2nd half tomorrow night.

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    Yes , brings back some great memories, Dykstra was my favorite on that squad, then Kevin Mitchell

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    I was a little guy and never really knew. Thought it was better than last dance for sure. Dykstra should have just been on for 4 hours

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    Pretty good most of the stuff we all knew

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    Older guys maybe lot of the shit I didnít. I liked the part where the guy said he cried at dinner with his wife after he saw them playing on tv and he had been traded

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    All most people remember about the 86 Mets was Bunkner's error

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    Outside of New York you are probably right. Most people have heard of bill Buckner even if they donít like sports

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    Dykstra is mentally ill.

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    Bottom line manager and league ignored mets drug use and they never win anything without players been all drugged up on uppers daily

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitterd View Post
    Dykstra is mentally ill.

    Ya he is.

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    I loved it. What a great time it was to live in NY and be a Mets fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post
    I loved it. What a great time it was to live in NY and be a Mets fan.
    Kinda seems odd you loved it since you are a Boston gambler? I would have thought it brought back awful memories. I know people didnít like them here in Pittsburgh either, but I was 4 so that was over my head.

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    How freakin dumb were the divisions in NL in 86? Atlanta and Cincinnati west and St. Louis and Chicago East. Maybe a map would have worked. I remember liking the expos because of the logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrinity View Post
    Kinda seems odd you loved it since you are a Boston gambler? I would have thought it brought back awful memories. I know people didnít like them here in Pittsburgh either, but I was 4 so that was over my head.
    Naw, I liked them. I remember watching them all summer long on WOR. Of course I would of preferred if the Sox beat them in the WS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrinity View Post
    How freakin dumb were the divisions in NL in 86? Atlanta and Cincinnati west and St. Louis and Chicago East. Maybe a map would have worked. I remember liking the expos because of the logo.
    In the late 1960s the National League was prepping to expand from 10 to 12 teams to include Montreal and San Diego. The alignment right before the approval vote was what you would have expected:

    • NL East: Atlanta, Cincy, Montreal, New York, Philly, Pittsburgh
    • NL West: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Fran, St. Louis, San Diego


    But legend has it that right before the approval, the Mets complained that they would have less home games against St. Louis, SF and LA. The first being a top pennant contender that could draw large crowds, and the latter being big rivalries given their previous NY addresses and therefore able to draw big attendances as well. The Mets wanted at least one of these teams in their division.

    Of these 3 teams, obviously none of them made geographic sense to move to the East but the Mets insisted. In the end, SF and LA made the least sense so St. Louis got realigned to the East while Atlanta got moved to the West.
    But then the Cubs complained that this screwed with their games allotted with St. Louis (keep in mind, this was one of the top rivalries). As a result, Chicago got moved to the East and Cincy reluctantly moved over to the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    In the late 1960s the National League was prepping to expand from 10 to 12 teams to include Montreal and San Diego. The alignment right before the approval vote was what you would have expected:

    • NL East: Atlanta, Cincy, Montreal, New York, Philly, Pittsburgh
    • NL West: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Fran, St. Louis, San Diego


    But legend has it that right before the approval, the Mets complained that they would have less home games against St. Louis, SF and LA. The first being a top pennant contender that could draw large crowds, and the latter being big rivalries given their previous NY addresses and therefore able to draw big attendances as well. The Mets wanted at least one of these teams in their division.

    Of these 3 teams, obviously none of them made geographic sense to move to the East but the Mets insisted. In the end, SF and LA made the least sense so St. Louis got realigned to the East while Atlanta got moved to the West.
    But then the Cubs complained that this screwed with their games allotted with St. Louis (keep in mind, this was one of the top rivalries). As a result, Chicago got moved to the East and Cincy reluctantly moved over to the West.
    I figured there was some kind of backstory. Gate was huge back then with barely any TV games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrinity View Post
    I figured there was some kind of backstory. Gate was huge back then with barely any TV games.
    Minimum salary was 10k (a season not an at bat) Willie Mays highest paid player at 125k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unusialsusp5 View Post
    Minimum salary was 10k (a season not an at bat) Willie Mays highest paid player at 125k.
    I meant the people actually going to the games was relied on more than tv contracts. Would make sense the Mets wanted the Dodgers and giants in the same division.

    Anyways I liked it, but I felt like it was a bit rushed on day 2. Maybe should have been more like a 5 or 6 hour series. Still pretty good. Would have liked more on the after life of these guys for sure. Had no idea that was ray knights last season for the mets. HernŠndez was right though, the team was destined to fall apart at any time. They should have built around Kevin mitchell, what an idiotic trade.

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