Four days after his Met debut, Chan Ho Park has been designated for reassignment.
This came as no surprise to Loge13: section sage Ron Hunt called it Monday night. In fact, when it comes to anything Mets-related – past, present or future – there is nothing Ron Hunt doesn’t know (if you pardon the double negative).
But only only Chan Ho Park knows how it feels to be cut and be replaced by a guy who has an ERA of INFINITY.
Lino Undaneta, who was recalled from Triple AAA New Orleans to replace Park, has only one major league appearance in the big leagues. As a Detroit Tiger in 2004, he faced six Kansas City batters and gave up six earned runs on five hits and a walk…without ever recording an out. You do the math.
Park could return as a Met, if he accepts a demotion to the minors.
Loge13 wouldn’t be surprised to see Park in a Yankee uniform before Sunday church this weekend.
Meanwhile, here is a video tribute to Chan Ho park, containing all the highlights of his Met career thus far:
After this popup from Marlins leadoff hitter Hanley Ramirez to second baseman Damien Easley, Park retired seven more hitters in a row, before abruptly coming apart, eventually yielding seven runs before leaving in the 5th.
Chan Ho Park: we hardly knew ye. Perhaps we’ll meet again.