Noting that 29 of the 45 men who played for that original Mets squad are still with us, Prince calls on the team to bring those players (as well as some colorful characters who didn’t quite make the cut) to Citi Field this year to introduce them to a new generation of fans:
But no scheduled 1962 reunion? While there are still, after 50 years, more 1962 Mets living than not? That’s no way to celebrate 50 years. If you can’t bear to call it Old Timers Day, then call it something else like Original Mets Day (and don’t dither because you worry every wanna-be wag will make some crack about the 2012 Mets paying tribute to the 1962 Mets already, look at their record, haw-haw). Expense? You just beat the rap…I mean settled out of court on your biggest potential expense. Surely the Mets alumni you’d have to fly in will rate a senior discount.
I hope the Mets take this suggestion to heart.