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Of the Mets, Willy Yahn and a subscription drive for the LCS Magazine.

POSTED July 02, 2019
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: So, how about those Mets?

It’s been a while since I posted a rant about the boys from Flushing, Queens even though they never fail to give me plenty and I mean plenty of opportunities to do so.

On the day after Bobby Bonilla Day, that annual event where the folks that signed him so long ago get to cut a painful check in the amount of $1,193,248.20.

Bonilla will get a check from the Metropolitans every year in that amount until he’s 72-years old.

Talk about a nice pension.

As they approach the All-Star break, the team sits in fourth place in the Eastern Division of the National League with a 38-47 mark and one of the worst bullpens in the game wo seem to be giving up lead every other day.

New York is 12 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves and just 4.5 games ahead of the last place Florida Marlins.

Under the category that you can’t make these things up, the team even managed to screw up a tribute they held for the 1969 Amazin Mets team by posting two players in a Memorial video at Citi Field even though they are still with us.

Que the head shaking…

One good thing though, like has been the case in so many recent seasons, getting tickets, and I mean cheap tickets, will be easier and easier (along with cheaper) as the summer days blend into the fall.

10-dollar tickets anyone?

---Heading up the Dunkin Donuts Stadium in Hartford today to interview former Housatonic and UConn star, Willy Yahn as he plays for the Bowie Sox against the Yard Goats.

Yahn is one of those players you can’t help but root for, he plays with that old-style ball most of us like and always includes a dirty uniform.

---We are starting a subscription drive for the Litchfield County Sports Magazine called the “Drive to 500”.

My goal is to get many more people onto the subscription roles so they can enjoy the terrific stories available in this monthly jewel, now over two years old.

More info to come.


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