As I alluded to in my Happy New Year post, I will be contributing to this year’s Amazin Avenue Annual. I enjoyed it as a consumer last year, and I’m really excited to be working on it this year, when it will be a physical book in real, non-imaginary stores. (eBook version will be available as well, or so I’m told; more details will follow as soon as I know what’s what.)
One of the things I’m working on is a piece on a hypothetical team comprised solely of Mets Killers–often (but not always) the kind of players transform from mediocre to Hall-of-Fame level when playing the Mets. I’m polling readers position-by-position* to see who has inflicted the most pain upon the psyche of the fan. The idea is to react to the question in a completely emotional, irrational way, without looking up stats to see if your choice has actually enjoyed great success against the Mets.
* Except for third base, because we all know who’d win that race. Hint: he’s standing to your left right now.
My first poll, for shortstop, is up right now. Early polling indicates Jimmy Rollins is the most Mets murderous man among mshortstops.* Agree? Disagree? If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.**
* The m is silent
** Completely untrue