Wednesday, September 30, 2009
More ways for the Mets to honor the Yankees
Last night, Mariano Rivera was presented with the pitching rubber from his 500th save. I do not have a problem with the Mets sending over the memento - it is a classy thing to do and Mariano is my favorite Yankee.
But Benigno and Roberts on WFAN report that the pitching rubber was accompanied by a congratulatory letter from Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon. And that is a bit much.
As long as the Mets are going to these lengths to honor Yankee achievements at their expense, here are some other things they could send over to Yankee Stadium:
Luis Castillo's glove that he used to drop the popup: In recognition of the Yankees' fifteen walkoff wins this year.
Johan Santana's cap that he wore when he gave up nine earned runs to the Yankees in three innings: In recognition of the Yankees' powerful lineup.
Francisco Rodriguez bobblehead: In recognition of Mariano's first career RBI, achieved when Frankie walked him with the bases loaded.
Even if CC Sabathia wins 20 games, Zack Greinke should still get the Cy Young. But the gap might be narrower than you think. Read more about it here.