Saturday, September 25, 2010

Félicitations à Frenchy


Former Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeuer will be participating in the 2010 MLB playoffs while the team for whom he raked at a .328 clip from Opening Day through Aug. 31 will be dismantled.

Every beat reporter's favorite clubhouse chatsmith was traded to the Texas Rangers just before the deadline for playoff eligibility, and last night I watched him celebrate a division-clinching victory with his erstwhile teammates. Frenchy wasn't in Flushing for too long, and I'll still think of him first as a Brave, so seeing, No. 21 backslapping and hugging with his new mates wasn't quite as surreal as that time Ramon Castro caught a perfect game shortly after leaving the Metsies.