Phil A. Buster
July 27, 2017 Phillies' announcer Larry Andersen was in a glorious mood after the big collapse of 2007. Andersen continuously built up artificial hatred for the Mets to create a rivalry, but made an exception for Marlon as the team he covered from the booth clinched their unexpected title. With Anderson (with an O) being a former Phils' player, Andersen (with an E) claimed that he felt sorry for "our old friend" since he had to be a part of such an experience. All people in Met Nation could have used any type of sympathy from anyone at the time. Marlon got a special kind from Larry (known as "L. A." in Philly), who seemed to pride himself on making negative comments about the Mets.
Old Fashioned Met
July 27, 2017 George had a very creative mind. As both a Red and a Met, he had a pair of sunglasses with red-tinted frames that he would wear for day games. He called
them his "Rose-colored" glasses in Cincinnati in honor of one of his teammates. When he got to New York, he changed that term to "Strawberry-colored" in honor of one of his teammates. People can say what they want a
about him, but Mr. Foster was a smart guy and a supportive team player.
July 27, 2017 Kaz appeared in only 105 games over four major league seasons, but he is
the answer to a pretty good trivia question. Which pitcher is the all-time
strikeout leader among left-handers whose last name begins with the letter I? His total of 435 is tops in this category.