So why won't Keith Hernandez get the chance to broadcast Tom Glavine's first shot at 300? Well, the city cursed him last year, as he pointed out yesterday:
Gary: You're welcome to come with us.
Keith: No, I got pneumonia there last year.
Gary: Oh, that's right. Eddie Coleman had to fill in for you. That city's no good for you.
What was good was the gift Gary's wife gave to Keith--a mannequin head with holes in it to put Tootsie Pops. I wish I had a screen grab of that big noggin of candy, it's truly worth seeing.
I'd be remiss if I did not point out Neil Best's great piece on Keith in Newsday. Glad to see we're not the only ones paying attention.
Luis Castillo? It looks like a good deal for the Mets, but I'd hate to see Ruben Gotay's growth stunted by a rental.
As for Tom Glavine, he should have been going for win 300 last season, but the crappy Mets teams of 4-5 years ago really cost him a chunk of wins. And while he'll go into the Hall of Fame as a Brave, I must admit I have come to accept him as one of our own. Good luck tomorrow Tom.