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Charmed!

It's a weird world when Alyssa Milano sticks around at a Mets-Yankees game longer than Tom Seaver, who walked-off after just 2 1/2 innings, including a rather odd stint in the WB 11 broadcast booth in which he seemed more interested in talking wine than baseball.

That's alright though because the Mets needed a little magic to show who was boss on Friday and got it in the form of yet another walk-off win.

For the record, and for Mr. Seaver, who noted that he still enjoys reading game recaps and boxscores, we offer up the following...

* Mets walk-off win #335 was their fourth against the Yankees and second against Mariano Rivera (the other was July 10, 1999, in the game in which Matt Franco got the winning two-run pinch-hit in the 9th inning).

* It's the 5th walk-off win this season and the 4th this month. The last time the Mets had four walk-off wins in a month was October of 1999, but we cheat a bit here since we include postseason games.

* The last time the Mets had four regular-season walk-off wins in a month was May, 1989

* Wright joins Chris Jones (1995), George Foster (1983), Jerry Buchek (1967), Keith Hernandez (1984) and Kevin McReynolds (1987) as players who had walk-off RBI in at least three games in the same season.

* It was the first 7-6 walk-off win since July 1, 2003 (Expos, Tony Clark 1B)

* It was the 5th Mets walk-off win to take place on May 19. (1978, 1989, 1993, 1997 are the other 4 years that got one).

* It is the 12th walk-off win against a Joe Torre-managed team (Braves 2, Cardinals 6, Yankees 4).

* The Mets have 29 walk-off wins against Milano's favorite team, the Dodgers (she's a Brooklyn native, so maybe there's a family history there). She admitted such in an in-game interview (Milano should have plenty of time for baseball games as she also acknowledged having no work lined up following the conclusion of her most recent tv series, Sunday). Meanwhile, Seaver would be happy to know that he was the winning pitcher in 8 Mets walk-off wins.

True Metanos know...Alyssa Milano played Samantha Micelli, daughter of Tony Micelli on the hit ABC show "Who's the Boss?" from 1984 to 1992. Tony Micelli was said to have been a former ballplayer for the St. Louis Cardinals, whose career was done in by injury. He became a housekeeper for a woman named Angela in a Connecticut suburb. The Mets figured in two episodes. In one, Tony sells a baseball signed by the 1962 Mets to pay for Samantha's ski weekend. In another, Tony gets Angela's son Jonathan a job as a Mets ballboy, only to watch Jonathan get fired for picking up a ball in play (he was distracted by a conversation with a couple of young female fans). I believe there was also a walk-off involving Tony in a softball game, but cannot find enough details to recount it.

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Anonymous said…
Sadly, I remember the "Who's the Boss Episode" softball episode in question.

Plumbing the depths of my memory...

Angela tries to play softball on a team led by Tony. "Ay, oh, ay, Angela," says Tony which roughly translates to "you stink, get lost, but I still have the hots for you." Hilarity ensues.

Angela ends up on another team who of course plays Tony's. She plays catcher tags him out at the plate for the game's final out, thwarting his walk-off efforts. But the sexual tension between the two continues for some time...

They ran that scene near the end of the show's opening for a few years.

I hope I only remember this because I lived in CT for 8 years.

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