Mets News Today: June 23

There’s plenty in the news today as the Mets come home to face the dreadful Seattle Mariners.

  • Jerry Manuel says that he has to prepare to go the rest of the season without Moises Alou.
  • Luis Castillo won’t play again tonight after aggravating the quadriceps injury he suffered earlier this season.
  • Brian Schneider will probably get a couple more days off after bruising a finger on his glove hand in Colorado.
  • Ryan Church plans to take batting practice with the Mets tonight and play a couple of games this week in Brooklyn. The plan is for him to return to the big league team for the Yankees series this weekend.
  • Goose Gossage says that the Mets didn’t treat Willie Randolph fairly.
  • The Mets seem to have a new trend with pitchers staying on the mound to hand the ball to the incoming pitcher. Manuel said he thought it would be a one-time thing with John Maine until Pedro Martinez did it on Saturday. Now they’re all doing it.
  • Jerry Manuel joked about Mets fans booing Aaron Heilman at Shea Stadium to fertilizer.
  • John Harper of the Daily News writes that the Mets are in good hands with Manuel. He even addressed the perception of a racial divide with the team.
  • Adam Rubin of the Daily News writes that Manuel’s comment about fertilizer was made in reference to Aaron Heilman using the fans booing him at Shea as a source of growth, not calling Mets fans “manure” as the NY Post reported.

Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.