Monday, May 19, 2008

Random Met - Ed Kranepool

Well, somehow the proprietary algorithm picked Edward Emil Kranepool, one of the all-time Mets greats who came up as a teenager and played every game of his career with the Mets.

He still holds many team records and probably will for years to come.

I had the pleasure of meeting him when I was a kid. He came to my baseball camp and gave tips, signed autographs (somewhat reluctantly) and we were all thrilled to see him. I see him patrolling 1st base every time I go to Shea. Some things just stick with you.

I hope many of today's Mets look at Ed as a Beacon -- he is truly what the orange and blue is all about.

Tomorrow, we have a double header against the Braves. Granted, my radio will be on at work.

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