You may recall that about a year ago I detailed my affinity for the Rays , while the Mets were slumping. Guilt-free rooting, I called it, and it was something I enjoyed so much that I decided to carry it over to the 2009 season. It hasn't been quite the same kind of magical season for the Rays yet. Their problems resemble those of the Mets (injuries, an offense whose inability to get the key hit makes its numbers misleading). This weekend, they'll intertangle at Citi Field and with no Scott Kazmir or Victor Zambrano in the house, the luster of this series is minimal. But I'm quite excited for it. I figured this would be a good day to mix my interests, so hopefully you'll enjoy the minutiae regarding both franchises that I've provided below. And if anyone's wondering, I will be rooting solely for the Mets. As if there was any doubt. Greatest Players To Play For Mets and Rays 1- Dwight Gooden 2- Cliff Floyd 3- Steve Trachsel 4- Ty Wigginton 5- Chad Bradford
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.