Re: Mike Jacobs was release
- From: Stewart <gortamus@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:02:37 -0800
On 12/16/2009 12:48 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:23:17 -0800, Stewart wrote:
OR Gary Carter. He had to have more holes in his swing than anyone
Yes, just enough holes for the HOF.
Not when he was with the Mets. He sucked. He put his arms way out over
the plate. standing erect like a statue, in the worse hitting position
I'd ever seen, forcing the longest back swing I'd ever witnessed, and
never made any adjustments, just begging the pitching to throw heat
inside. He was the complete opposite of John Orelrud and Rusty Staub who
were in complete hitting position as soon as the got into the batters
box, arms cocked in a very powerful but economical swing.
BTW - I would not have voted for Cater to be in the HoF.
He actually had two good years for the Mets and one so-so year (considering the position he was playing) from '85-'87. After 14 years behind the plate, he wasn't much for the 5 years he played after that.