3. Gee was a 21st round pick in 2007 who, over six seasons, posted a 40-37, 4.03 record. He did well.
I don't think you could possibly see more exciting baseball than just went on in that three game series against the Nationals. I only wish I could have been there to feel the electricity first hand.
And then my phone rang.
It was a lifelong friend named Steve Dinetz, who I had the pleasure and honor of working for three times in my career, first when he was VP of TK Communications in the 1980s (I was his GM at KLUV-FM in Dallas-Ft.Worth), then when he was COO of Capstar Broadcasting (NYSE: CPR), the precursor to Clear Channel Broadcasting (I was Senior VP of National Sales), and lastly when he was CEO of NextMedia ( I was GM of 7 radio stations in Panama City, Florida and Trustee for two more in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Steven and I have been close since the 1970s when he was sales manager for WXLO-FM and I was the sales manager for WKTU-FM.
Well anyway, Steve cashed out well many times and lives a beautiful life in both Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. He's become a Detroit Tigers fan, but his roots go back to Casey Stengel 1962 team we all rooted for as kids.
So Stephen says... here's the deal.... if the Mets make the World Series... airfare, hotel and tickets are on him. All I have to do is show up and meet him at the Shake Shack.
So, what do you think? A perfect sendoff for someone who never thought he's ever get the chance to reach out first hand once more to these guys. My body doesn't work anymore... arthritis has taken away my ability to play guitar anymore... and my diabetes, simply put, is fucking killing me... but I've got to figure out a way to get one more ride on the 7 Train, don't I?