A Mets favorite’s stance on this baseball nightmare



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The Mets have been having fun with one in every of their finest stretches of the season when gamers went on strike on Aug. 12, 1994.

It was a group that included Todd Hundley, Jeff Kent, Bobby Bonilla, Bret Saberhagen, John Franco and a younger first baseman named Rico Brogna, who had been traded to the Mets earlier within the season. They weren’t going to catch the Expos within the NL East (and the wild card, in its first yr of existence, was additionally a protracted shot), however 13 victories in 21 video games at the least had stabilized a season that gave the impression to be spiraling uncontrolled underneath supervisor Dallas Inexperienced.

For the 24-year-old Brogna, a Watertown, Conn., native who owned a 1.006 OPS in 138 plate appearances, it appeared like his time had arrived. However he additionally understood why the gamers selected to strike over MLB’s plan to implement a wage cap after the season.

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