Amazinz wrote:Snakes Gould wrote:wait a second...you guys consider nails a hero? he played longer and better in philly...
I don't think you're considering it in context. I am 13 years old when Nails breaks onto the scene and plays baseball with a reckless abandon unlike anyone I had ever seen. The following season the Mets won the World Series. That was a highly impressionable period in my life so yes Dykstra will also hold a special place in the hearts of Mets fans my age.
As for playing longer and better... If you're claiming ownership, you can have him.
no i completely see your point, but i guess i didnt realize that met fans also considered him a hero/theirs. i knew he played in new york for the first 4-5 years of his career but new york fans usually like the divas and not the hard nosed guys (see Jeter, Derek).