Longtime Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz gives readers a look at the Mets from the inside in his book “Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid From Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers,” which will be released Tuesday.
Back in New York for Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox, I was again a wreck. I was rooting hard for the Mets, but I wanted to make sure on the other hand that I stayed focused and did my job. There were so many obligations and I wanted to make sure we didn’t let anything fall through the cracks. You didn’t want to be embarrassed on a national stage and we weren’t. The guys did everything we asked of them — and we asked a lot.
It’s funny the little things you remember about an unforgettable experience like that World Series. Tom Seaver, one of the most famous Mets ever, had pitched for the Red Sox that year at age 41. He was out of action, but he was with the team, and I saw him before Game 1 and said hello.
It made me think of the first time I met Tom Terrific, years earlier during spring training in Florida. Tom was sitting in the whirlpool bath and called me over to say hello. I was in a new suit…