Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Hall of Fame

The Mets announced today a quadruple-hall of fame induction in the 2010 season. Actually, it will be all on the same day - Sunday, August 1.

Davey Johnson, Frank Cashen, Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden. I like this. I cannot say that enough. I had recently read (thanks, Coop, for reminding me that it came from your post on MySummerFamily) a case for the Mets to retire Davey's number 5. I like this. I like the sheer fact that the Mets are opening the doors to the Mets Hall of Fame, and that this group, 4 of the 6 most important Mets from the 1986 World Championship, are going in together. This is a great re-start. I should note that the other 2 Mets from the 1986 championship have already been inducted (Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez).

I like this. I really do hope the Mets do the physical museum justice. Let me make a suggestion. They should buy back, or pull from their own archives (I don't know what the Mets thought to keep) a couple pair of Shea seats, some Shea signs, and maybe some of the other Mets-ie items that never sold in the Shea Memorabilia sale in the past year and a half. The Mets should buy/collect/steal all of these items and find a home for them inside the museum. Don't have it just be the 25 plaques that the Mets say will be "one of the main attractions at the new Mets Hall of Fame and Museum".

Wait. The Mets Hall of Fame has plaques? Where have they been hiding all this time? Was it in the Diamond Club at Shea? Where were they inside Citi Field in 2009? Oh I don't want to open that can of worms.

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