Everything was just swell up until this week.
Then the swelling would not subside in Matt Harvey's arm.
Then Buck and Byrd flew south-west for the Pittsburgh playoff run, leaving behind a Single-A prospect, Dilson Herrera
, who may be ready to join the big leagues by 2016.
Will Matt Harvey be back by then?
We Met fans are used to adversity, to bad news, to waiting till next year. But this year, "next year" really seemed like THE YEAR. Now next year may be 2015, or 2016, or the next time the Mets host an All-Star game.
Clearly, the news of this week has reshaped the thinking for next year. Andy Martino reports
that now Met offseason plans will probably include hunting down a veteran, proven starter. And of course, we need proven bats, in abundance. Amidst all this change, will the Wilpons be seeking a new manager as well? Sounds like Collins will survive. And Loge13 thinks Terry has earned the right to come back. Let's just lend this mess as gently as possible in September and move on.
Meanwhile, if we are indeed looking for a veteran starter, how about RA Dickey? Toronto has probably seen enough.
Legendary music promoter Sid Bernstein
died August 21, 2013, at the age of 95. Bernstein was best known for booking many of the best British Invasion bands, including The Beatles.
Sid is also credited with the bold plan to book The Beatles at Shea Stadium. As Mark Lapidos, founder of BeatleFest, put it in a touching tribute
He had this idea of presenting The Beatles at Shea Stadium. He phone
Beatles manager Brian Epstein with the idea. Brian was hesitant, not
wanting his Beatles to play to any empty seats. Sid boldly guaranteed to
purchase any unsold seats and the deal was made. The Beatles at Shea
became the first of its kind and to most famous single concert in
history, August 15, 1965.
And overnight, Sid invented the stadium rock concert. The world needs more great thinkers like Sid. Rock on.
Forty Eight years ago today, The Beatles turned Shea Stadium into the Concrete Cavern Club, inventing stadium rock along the way.
In case you weren't there...or were there and could not hear the music...here is the setlist from the gig:
Twist and Shout
She's a Woman
I Feel Fine
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Ticket to Ride
Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby
Can't Buy Me Love
Baby's in Black
A Hard Day's Night