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  1. Tom Seaver = Lear?

    Comment by dp — June 4, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  2. Why all the sarcasm about Tom Seaver? Because he has moved on to another phase of his life and doesn’t follow games the same day they are played? Or that he has friends outside of baseball who maybe couldn’t care less about a Mets no-hitter? As you can tell, I don’t take kindly to having my boyhood idol mocked.

    Comment by Peter M — June 4, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  3. Seaver isn’t the type of guy to be too happy for someone accomplishing something that he didn’t (at least with the Mets anyhow).

    Especially since he had to hear the name Jimmy Qualls for the last 43 years.

    Comment by Doug — June 4, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

  4. T-1000 disguised as Seaver sent back by Phillies phans to assassinate Johan! Luckily it only managed to give him a shoulder injury before David Wright blasted it into a vat of molten steel.

    Comment by Brian — June 4, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

  5. “he’s a liar”, Henry Rollins

    Comment by nu billy baroooo?! — June 4, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

  6. I was gonna comment on how tan Darling is in that picture, but then I learned he was of Hawaiian descent. (The more you know!)

    Regarding Seaver’s tepid response, is it possible that the quote wasn’t actually from Seaver?

    Comment by gonfalon — June 4, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

  7. Sounds like Bitter Tom…I really found it odd?

    Comment by Patrick — June 4, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  8. I also agree with the statement above..maybe he really doesn’t care about it?
    Peter is right, maybe there are bigger fish to fry in his life then some guys pitching 20 some years after he retitred? I’m sure he doens’t dress up in old uniforms and yell at his television about horrible play!

    Comment by Patrick — June 4, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

  9. yeah, but that’s like asking bill clinton who he’s voting for and his answer being “who’s running”?

    it just runs counter to expectations. you expect someone who was involved in a career for a long time to have contact with people–through text/email–who would want his immediate reaction to this sort of event.

    Comment by ccoop — June 5, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

  10. He actually does have friends. Anyone ever hear of Matthew Berry? As revealed on Fantasy Focus yesterday, Seaver played on the same high school baseball team as Berry’s father. Seaver, who apparently wasn’t good enough to pitch in high school, played RF.

    Comment by LWeb23 — June 6, 2012 @ 10:19 am

  11. There’s no way that it’s just simply about him not caring or having some friends that don’t care because clearly there should be at least one person in his life who would assume that the greatest pitcher in Mets history would want to know about such an event. Unless, maybe he doesn’t even want to know and, as I’ve assumed for a while, he holds a grudge against the Mets for firing him as a broadcaster. Maybe all of his friends are aware of this and would know he wouldn’t even want to hear about the Mets? That’s my assumption because there’s just no way that apathy should have allowed him to avoid hearing the news.

    Comment by shamus mcfitzy — June 7, 2012 @ 6:41 am

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