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.
Don’t look now, Terry Collins’ club has pulled into a virtual three-way tie with Miami and Washington atop the NL East.
Franco himself called in at the tail-end of today’s show to talk about the honor — and also offered his take on this year’s surprising club…
Don’t get me wrong, I respect the fact that Wright wanted to face the music. But someone had to be the adult in the room.
On June 3rd at Citi Field, the Mets will hold a ceremony to induct John Franco into the team’s Hall of Fame and the former reliever joined Boomer & Craig in the Allstate Studio today and told them that he could not be happier.
Today’s highly anticipated ‘Moment of the Day’ probably occurred at the tail-end of Boomer & Craig’s conversation with Bernard King, nonetheless Jerry Recco still delivered his earlier selection, which was from earlier in the Show when the gang tried to do a little singing.
What were the highlights of Franco’s career in a Mets uniform?
Franco saved a Mets-record 276 games from 1990-2004 and finished with 424 saves overall, the most by a left-hander.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 and honor the memory of the victims, the Mets will wear the hats of first responders and service agencies for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 11.
Francisco Rodriguez was dealt to the Brewers last week for two minor leaguers to be named later. So where does he rank on the Mets’ all-time leaderboard?
Despite the chaos of Justin Bieber’s appearance at Macy’s on Thursday, John Franco’s meet-and-greet with the pop star went well, which prompted him to send Craig a email thanking him, which on the surface is a very thoughtful gesture from the former Mets closer.
Craig challenged John Franco to use his contacts and book an A-list guest for the 9 a.m. hour. Things didn’t look all that good until Franco’s old buddy Al Leiter called in and saved the day.
Craig began things on Monday by declaring the NFL labor dispute to be all but over. Translation: the majority of the deal is worked out, aside from dotting some i’s and crossing some t’s, and we can now all rest easy.
The Mets begin a 10-game road trip this week with stops in Atlanta and Chicago.