By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Mets have been a joke this season. Recently, they their hot-seat manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas had a problem with a reporter that made the rounds on the interwebs.
The laughing-stock franchise made a horrible mistake on Saturday that goes far beyond anything horrible on the field they have done. As the team recognized the 1969 team, they announced two living members, as dead.
Yes, this is no joke, according to the New York Daily News. But, during the presentation, the Mets screwed up big time.
The team listed both Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson as dead. However, they, in fact, are not dead and are still alive.
At the ceremony, Ed Kranepool, Art Shamsky, Cleon Jones, Jerry Grote, Bud Harrelson, Jerry Koosman, Ron Swoboda, Jim McAndrew, J.C. Martin, Dr. Ron Taylor, Jack DiLauro, Duffy Dyer, Wayne Garrett, Rod Gasper, and Bobby Pfeil were in attendance. Several players spoke, especially honoring the memory of their past teammates.
According to the publication, the Mets had a tribute on their video board that said ‘We Remember.’ In the tribute, it had the players names and photos, who are no longer around.
However, during the tribute, that’s when they made the mistake with Gosger and Hudson.
Gosger said the Mets contacted him to apologize.
“I just received a call from the N.Y. Mets,” he said. “They apologize for the mistake [Saturday]. I guess a couple of my friends go through to their office.”