All these years later I still hate Robbie F’n Alomar.
I guess I can’t begrudge his stellar career with the Indians and Jays but the guy was elected to the Hall Of Fame DESPITE his horrendous tenure with the Mets.
It seemed like the moment he arrived in NY he became the emblem for an overpaid, overweight, and underperforming Met team.
It just always looked like Robbie was half-assing it here.
He tried to defend himself with this quote,
“There’s a lot of speculation about people saying I never cared about playing in New York, that I was dogging it in New York. I want to say to those people that I really cared when I was there in New York. I really loved New York. The New York Met organization was great to me. It’s just the team, we didn’t click together. We didn’t play good together. On the other hand, maybe we tried a little bit too much. It’s not that I didn’t care. Because I was the kind of guy that went out to the field every day, trying to win games. But it seemed like we didn’t do as good as we wanted to.”
Sorry folks, I’m not buying it.
The cold hard facts are his bat never arrived and I can still see him bailing out at second while failing to turn 2.
I think by the time he got here he was just ready to retire.
And whatever happened to those bizarre stories about Alomar giving his wife or girlfriend AIDS?? I never heard about that again one way or the other….
Regardless, BMF for one will not be applauding Alomar’s induction this summer.