Today's subject of The MMOB Daily Quote played second base for the Boston Red Sox during the 1980's. As a lifetime .278 hitter with 938 hits he had a mediocre career at best. But as a teammate to the likes of Roger Clemens, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Wayde Boggs and Bill Buckner, he stands high in my early memories of my other favorite team (behind the Giants of course) even though they couldn't win the big one. Yes, we all remember the 1986 World Series and the Mets come from behind win capped by the slow roller between Buckner's legs. Painful memories...
Yes, Marty was the guy who struck out to end the '86 series. If you want to see that, you'll have to go to Mets Win World Series on AOL Video.
And now, a quote to start our day.
"We lost that game (Game 6 of the '86 World Series). They won the seventh game, but we lost on Saturday night."
And a humorous annecdote: Steve Stone said one time during a Cubs-Padres game that the Padres should look into acquiring Marty Barrett from the Boston Red Sox then the Padres would have Gwynn and Barrett in the same lineup. (you really need a little cymbol crash here for effect... :)
Cheers! - Jason