Word came down Sunday that the beloved ex-Met Endy Chavez has signed with the Baltimore Orioles for 1.5M with incentives that could bring him up to 2M in a 1 year deal.
In my heart I would love nothing more than to see Endy back in Flushing. Longtime BMF’ers know we used to call him the “BLBB” around here cuz he was quite simply the “Best little Bastard in Baseball” (shout to BlondiesJake who coined the term)
Endy coming home would be a great reason to watch the Mets in 2012, even go to a game, but while that’s a very romantic notion my head sez otherwise.
It pretty much never works out when a team brings back an old hero. You want to recapture the magic from the past but almost without exception it’s never there.
Instead we’re left with an older, less effective, watered down version of the hero we once loved and that doesn’t serve anyone well.
I would prefer to remember Endy for that game 6 beyond and back grab to send us to the World Series. Never mind we lost the following game, when he made that catch I celebrated like we won the NLCS… Hell, I celebrated like we won the WS!!!
I’d rather just leave my Endy Stupendy memories at that because I’ll always love him for hustling his ass off every single time he touched the field.
The Mets were magic back then why would we want to soil Endy’s legacy with the bad mojo the Wilponzi’s have created these days?
Endy deserves better.