Growing up I was a big sports fan. I was reading the newspaper, magazines, and Sports Illustrated all the time. My dad told me when Tom Seaver got traded from the Mets I cried and cried and cried. I marked up his baseball card and crossed off
Metsand wrote Reds on the top -- which I obviously shouldn’t have done as it ruined the value of it.
I did what any impressionable and vulnerable 14-year old New York City boy would do... root for the New York team that was winning.
You know on paper, that trade wasn't awful. A 24 year old who had won 14 games, a 25 year old second baseman who hit .283 and some other dudes? I'd trade John Maine for that right now. OK Maine wasn't the Franchise but the Franchise didn't love us any more.
That's all I got. It's Saturday.