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Help is On The Way

MFS62
Jun 16 2005 08:21 PM

It was announced on the post game radio show that the Mets have signed "40 year old catcher Bennie Santiago to a minor league contract".

40?
Who are they kidding?
He was my boyhood idol.

Later

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 16 2005 09:16 PM

I guess he was Plan B after Kelly Stinnett didn't work out.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 16 2005 09:28 PM

Sheesh - I wanted them to sign Santiago back when I thought he'd be a successor to Gary Carter. That was at least 15 years ago.

MFS62
Jun 17 2005 08:13 AM

Anudder thought: If Benny makes the 40 man roster it will have a major impact on Mets lore.
No longer will we be able to say that Danny Napoleon is the ugliest player in Mets history.

Later

TheOldMole
Jun 17 2005 08:46 AM

I've never heard him called Bennie.

And George Foster and Jesse Orosco were the ugliest players in Met history.

KC
Jun 17 2005 08:52 AM

We've gotten a lot of mileage out of these two over the years. When I first read
this thread last night I commented under my breath, "what, they couldn't lure
Tony Pena out of retirement?"

MFS62
Jun 17 2005 09:08 AM

Mole, my Jays fan freinds called him Bennie.
And he has a daughter who (unfortunately ) looks like him, who they call Bennybeth.

Later

gnatman
Jun 17 2005 09:47 AM

The goofiest looking player in Mets history has got to be George "The Stork" Theodore.

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 10:47 AM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
Sheesh - I wanted them to sign Santiago back when I thought he'd be a successor to Gary Carter. That was at least 15 years ago.


I remember that ongoing debate at the time. On the (then new) WFAN and with the kids at my high school.

OE: Hee-hee, right now I'm Jim Hickman.

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 01:43 PM

gnatman, you been hanging out on cooby's computer screen?

gna, gna, gna, gna, gna, gna, gna, gna, gna - GNATMAN!

Frayed Knot
Jun 18 2005 12:05 AM

If Benito Santiago makes the club he'll join Claudell Washington & Miguel Cairo on the 'All-Met World Capital' team.
Jose Lima will be the honorary opponent.

TheOldMole
Jun 18 2005 01:55 PM

Jay Payton?

But he wants to play every day, and unless the Mets make a couple more outfield deals...

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 02:33 PM

Over at CPF-ez, "Help is On The Way" meant cooby was putting on her Bernie Williams shirt.

Willets Point
Jun 18 2005 09:28 PM

Why does cooby have a t-shirt of a player from the Dark Side?

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 09:39 PM

It's a mystery.

cooby
Jun 18 2005 10:13 PM

No it's not! My son bought it for me when we were at Yankee Stadium! (with our supper money)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 18 2005 10:56 PM

And you went hungry? That's not lucky - that's tragic!