The New York Mets are understandably wobbling. Travis d’Arnaud is on the disabled list. Steven Matz missed his scheduled start in Colorado over the weekend due to elbow soreness. David Wright and Curtis Granderson, the Mets No. 1 and 2 hitters, are slumping. Matt Harvey has been ineffective — and doesn’t know why.
Do-Hyoung Park is about to graduate from Stanford. His online bio says he is a sports desk editor and copy editor for The Stanford Daily, his college newspaper. Park is studying chemical engineering and computer science at Stanford but, get this, he thinks he wants to be a sports journalist.
A couple weeks ago I was watching a New York Mets game and Keith Hernandez repeated his story about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
If you’re not familiar with the tale, here is how the New York Times reported it 30 years ago:
Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games without pay, effective immediately, for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the league said early Friday.
Gordon accepting the suspension, but said in a written statement that he “… did not do so knowingly.”