An interesting read here where Patrick Flood links to both a MetsBlog quote where Seaver says he has “never met Johan personally” and yet Flood posts a picture of Seaver and Johan Santana.
When Bob Costas had Seaver on last fall I felt like Tom would start an answer and sort of lose his train of thought in the middle, Here’s what I wrote back then:
If you read Mets Police every day you know this site is mostly about the off-field experience as a fan, so I write this with the utmost resepct, but Tom Seaver is seeming old to me.
A friend of mine pointed it out to me a few months back, and I stayed in denial, all the way through most of Studio 42.
Tom tends to give long answers now and lose his way as he goes along. A few times Costas threw out a question and Tom gave a great answer, just not the answer to what Bob asked. At the end of the special they cut to a clip of Tom’s HOF speech and there was the sharp pointed Tom I remembered.
This post isn’t about picking on Tom, it’s about making sure we appreciate Tom all we can. (Much like we do with Kiner.)
I guess I said it best the first time. We’re all getting older.
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