At 6:30pm tonight, prior to the Mets' subway series opener against the Yankees, WB11 will air a special called "Jeep Showdown at Shea". Per the press release:
The special will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at David Wright's pre-game routine, interviews with Willie Randolph and Joe Torre, live "Tailgate Trivia" from Shea Stadium and the results of "WB11 All Time Mets Team" online fan poll.Some of the highlights include:
- Sal Marchiano interviews managers Willie Randolph and Joe Torre, and Lolita Lopez gets the lowdown on what the Subway Series means to new Mets acquisitions: Billy Wagner, Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca.
- Get an inside look at Mets rising star David Wright's pre-game routine and rituals. From his arrival at Shea Stadium until he steps out onto the field, WB11 tags along with Wright.
- Gary Carter or Mike Piazza, John Franco or Tug McGraw? The fans have spoken and the results of the "WB11 All Time Mets Team" web poll, where Mets fans were able to vote online at http://wb11.com/ and select their favorite players, will be announced LIVE during the program.
- Take me out to the ballgame! During the 3 game Subway Series at Shea Stadium, 18,000 pounds of hotdogs, 6500 pounds of peanuts, 8,000 bags of Cracker Jacks and 10,000 gallons of soda will be sold. In "Shea by the Numbers" we provide the stats on Shea's top treats and show you what it takes to host the series.
- In addition, Mookie Wilson and WB11 Morning News anchor John Muller will host "Tailgate Trivia" LIVE from the pre-game parking lot at Shea Stadium, where two lucky fans will go head to head to win prizes and game tickets by answering Mets trivia questions.
For the record, my vote for best Mets player at each position:
C - Mike Piazza
1B - Keith Hernandez
2B - Edgardo Alfonzo
3B - Howard Johnson (for now)
SS - Rey Ordonez (sad)
LF - Kevin McReynolds
CF - Mookie Wilson
RF - Darryl Strawberry
At shortstop you could make the argument that Bud Harrelson was the best, but he wasn't really very good. He was actually a poorer offensive player than Ordonez and for a longer period of time. You could also very easily pick Cleon Jones as the best left-fielder, but I felt that McReynolds was more consistently good over his career with the Mets.
Eventually, David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Carlos Beltran will be the best at their respective positions.