Terry Collins will officially be named a successor of Salty Parker Tuesday.
Collins beat out Wally Backman, Chip Hale and Bob Melvin for the job.
Hale will remain third base coach and Backman and Melvin will also get jobs in the Mets organization. That leaves us with five general managers and all the manager candidate finalists landing jobs with the Mets. Note to self: get an interview with the Mets - they can't turn anyone away!
Although it was also announced that Dan Warthen is returning as pitching coach, the NY Times mentioned that Collins is best friends with Dave Wallace and would like him to be pitching coach one day. There's also word that Mookie may return as first base coach.
So what does everyone think? Given that Collins job last year was to train and nurture the Mets minor league talent, did he do such a great job as to deserve this gig? Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, Josh Thole...just some of the guys Collins mentored. Now they may all get a chance to play for Terry in the big leagues.
ESPN waited until Miller and Morgan's contracts were up to make the change; soon enough, it will announce that Dan Shulman and Bobby Valentine will join Hershiser for 2011 and beyond
In case you missed it, ESPN announced the other day that Miller and Morgan are done on Sunday Night baseball, after 21 years. Now Bobby will reunite in the broadcast booth with his veteran pitcher from 1999. I may have to tune into those broadcasts, although I'm sure I will be quickly tuning out after a few innings.
So does anyone think Terry Collins WON'T be the Mets manager next year?
So what does the plan get you this year? "A voucher for two tickets*"
There's that darned asterik again. If you scroll down the page, you will discover the "voucher" gets you: "Two tickets for the 2011 regular season only, Monday - Thursday home
games. Some blackout dates may apply."
So no weekend games. Just weeknights, when kids usually have camp trips and other obligations.
I did a quick scan. There are nine day games that fall on a Monday - Thursday: One in April, July and August; two in May, June and September. I bet those will be blocked out.
What else do you get with the kids club?
Kids Club Bag
Kids Club Cap
Welcome Letter from the New York Mets
Membership ID Card with Lanyard
Rewards Card redeemable for a free gift at Citi Field
3 Issues of the Kids Club Newsletter
Birthday Card from the Mets
1 free admission to the New York Hall of Science
SUBWAY™ pencil and sticker
10% off retail at the Mets Clubhouse Shops with Kids Club ID
Special offer from the Intrepid Museum
Invitation to the Mets Fan Club for Kids Day at Citi Field