Deacon White and Mike Piazza were both great catchers (with great mustaches!), but probably only one is going into the Hall of Fame this year.
Meet the Mets
Mike Vaccaro thinks that Mike Piazza should be in the Hall of Fame. But what about the back acne, Mike? Also, tell it to Davidoff.
Yesterday at AA
Brock Mahan writes about Robbie Alomar, who it turns out was in fact a Met at some point. I actually had to double check baseball-reference, as I have no memory of him wearing the orange and blue. None. Let's keep it that way.
More Cooperstown stuff: Tim Kurkijan argues for Craig Biggio. I really can't believe some of the 'arguments' we are having this year. Also can't wait until the MLB Network live results broadcast when no one gets in. Compelling television. At least they will be able to show pictures of Deacon White's awesome mustache.
And finally, Joe Posnanski breaks down the Topps numbering system for baseball cards.
And now, your 2012 Mets highlight of the day to get you through the long, cold winter:
And your non-baseball link of the day:
Shamless self-promotion of my appearance on a pro wrestling podcast? Shamless self-promotion of my appearance on a pro wrestling podcast