There’s always been something about John Franco that made him the quintessential New Yorker. Now, the feisty little lefty from Brooklyn is a member of the Mets’ Hall of Fame.
Former Mets player and coach William Hayward ‘Mookie’ Wilson joined the Dynamic Radio Duo this morning to to a little catching up – which comes natural to the former center fielder.
For some reason, we always expect the newly rich to live well, not well beyond their means. But the 1986 Mets were ultimately the latter, and yet another one of their studs has been put to pasture.
Carter could always be counted on for a smile, a timely hit — and in 1986, a championship. Those close to the catcher joined WFAN to remember “The Kid” shortly after his passing.
In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Carter.
Unfortunately, this morning Gooden joined Boomer & Craig under tragic circumstances as he reflected on his relationship with the late Gary Carter.
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.
Franco saved a Mets-record 276 games from 1990-2004 and finished with 424 saves overall, the most by a left-hander.
Much hubbub has been made about Gooden’s “E:60″ interview, where the pitcher said he missed the 1986 Mets championship parade because he was high on drugs. But haven’t we heard this before?
At 46, Gooden is in the sixth inning of life, far too early for a hurler of his heft to leave the game. I don’t know the man, yet I love the man. It’s just one of those things.
Where former 1986 Mets star Lenny Dykstra goes, bad news seems to follow. Dykstra, 48, was charged on Monday with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes.
Because Mets ownership has, for whatever reason, opted to put off retiring the numbers of Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry, it has made the issue of whether to retire Gary Carter’s No. 8 more of a debate than it should be.
Dwight Gooden wasn’t the only troubled 1986 Mets great to grace Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab.” According to Dr. K, Lenny Dykstra made an uninvited appearance to try and break his former teammate out.
Dwight Gooden joined Boomer & Craig this morning in the Allstate Studio and really opened up to the guys. Right off the bat they got into Doc’s well documented drug use and the road his abuse took him down.
Dwight Gooden has famously battled his addiction to drugs and alcohol for decades. Dr. K is hoping Dr. Drew Pinsky’s “Celebrity Rehab” will get him on the right path.
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