This article with the overnight guy on ESPN contains this:
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.
Remember how weird those 1978 Seaver cards looked? A Reds uniform? Remember when baseball cards mattered at all before Donruss, Fleer, Upper Deck etc ruined them? Remember being able to actually buy all 700 cards and know that you had them all? I digress...
I also stumbled across this dude
When diehard fans held onto the delusional notion that the Tom Seaver trade to the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1977 for Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman would be good for the team...
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.