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Countdown to Mets Fantasy Camp 6 Days to Go.

Every year for the last 3 years as Spring gives way to Fall, Mets season merges into NY Rangers season, I have been able to keep the baseball side of my brain occupied with thoughts of Mets Fantasy Camp. This year more so then ever, in the past I have simply gone down to cover the week long camp as a reporter, this season I am headed down to actually participate as a player. Each year I have tried to find unique ways of counting down the days until camp and sharing them with Mets fans, So this year I will do the countdown by Jersey numbers, When possible I will post my 3 favorite Mets who have worn that number, some numbers are harder then others. #6 is the most worn number in Met History.

Wally Backman

The baseball players player. Wally played by the adage if his uniform wasn't dirty then he didn't play the game right that day. Never the most gifted player on the field, but always the one giving the biggest effort. 9 seasons with the Mets, he gave them solid d and a dependable bat as well as a base stealing threat. Wally continues his winning ways as a manager in the Mets system, and I look forward to the day when he becomes a Met manager and wins another ring. Here is an interview with Wally from the early 80's and then 2013.

Marlon Byrd

Two of Sandy Alderson's best moves, first signing him and then trading him. Sandy got everything and more out of Marlon as he led the Mets. with 21 home runs in 2013,before he was traded along with John Buck for Vic Black and Dilson Herrera in August. Here is an interview I did with him from April 2013.

Melvin Mora/Timo Perez

Basically they are one and the same, Melvin went on to have a very good major league career while Timo will be remembered for his awful base running in the 2000 World Series as well as his road to the major leagues which included several unique stops along the way

Mets who wore #6

Jim Marshall

Cliff Cook

Rick Herrscher

Larry Burright

Bobby Klaus

Lou Klimchock

Jim Hickman

Bart Shirley

Bob Johnson

Al Weis

Greg Harts

Rich Puig

Mike Vail

José Cardenal

Wally Backman

Mike Marshall

Alex Treviño

Darren Reed

Daryl Boston

Joe Orsulak

Carlos Baerga

Manny Alexander

Carlos Mendoza

Rich Becker

Tony Phillips

Melvin Mora

Timo Perez

Ricky Gutierrez

Gerald Williams

Tom Wilson

Jeff Keppinger

Mike DiFelice

Ruben Gotay

Gustavo Molina

Nick Evans

Abraham Nuñez

Trot Nixon

Omar Quintanilla

Kelly Shoppach

Marlon Byrd

Matt den Dekker

By: Mark Rosenman

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