It’s time for another one of our annual traditions – the All-Irish Mets Team.
The rules? Be Irish….or “close enough” that we can include you (you’ll see what I mean soon enough).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from William A. Shea Stadium (and a big thanks to Bill Shea for giving us the gift of baseball) – lets welcome Bob Murphy to the microphone (Tim McCarver is up in the TV booth) to introduce the Irish Mets – a list of Mets who have at-least Irish-sounding names, or have some Irish in their heritage.
Introducing the pitchers:
Our starters: Nolan Ryan, Tim Leary, Terry Leach, Jim McAndrew, and David Cone
The bullpen: Colin McHugh, Tim Burke, Greg McMichael, Chuck McElroy, Tug McGraw & Roger McDowell
Behind the plate: we’ll be carrying 3 catchers, Mike Fitzgerald, Duffy Dyer and of course Charlie O’Brien
Third base: Mr super sub himself, Joe McEwing
Shortstop: Roy McMillan
Second base: Doug Flynn
First base: he is part-Irish on his mother’s side, The Captain, Keith Hernandez
In left: Kevin McReynolds
In Center: Brian McRae
And the Right Fielder: Dave Gallagher
We have room for four players in the bench: Of course Daniel Murphy (who doesn’t have enough games at any single position to get a start), Justin Turner (with that hair I am assuming he is Irish), Jeff McKnight, andTom O’Malley
Pete Flynn will take care of the grounds, and to manage this not-so-impressive lineup, I have no idea what his ethnicity is but both Terry and Collins are names found in Irish households, so please welcome number 10 – Terry “Colactus” Collins!
There were several others who didn’t have enough games to make the cut (O’Malley has the fewest total at 91).
Who did we miss?
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