Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Orosco to Carter in Opener

Courtesy of Newsday
Newsday Staff Writer
March 21, 2006

Jesse Orosco will throw the ceremonial first pitch to Gary Carter before the April 3 opener at Shea Stadium, kicking off a season-long celebration of the 1986 Mets on the 20-year anniversary of their world championship. Orosco had two of the biggest strikeouts in franchise history that October, whiffing the Astros' Kevin Bass in the 16th inning to close out the NLCS and fanning the Red Sox's Marty Barrett to end Game 7 of the World Series.

Asked about staging a re-enactment of his famous glove toss, Orosco said, "I'll keep everyone in suspense. But I'm not going down on my knees, I can tell you that." As for Carter, who leaped into Orosco's arms afterward, he thinks there might have to be a slight adjustment."Jesse said his back's not real good," Carter said. "He can jump into my arms." The Mets also have invited the entire '86 team back for an on-field reunion Aug. 19 at Shea.

Courtesy of Newsday

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