It's the second annual Mets preview by these guys, and I enjoyed the 2010 version so much that, when they asked me to write the foreword to the '11 book, I said, "Sure, thanks for asking."
We'll give away one copy today and one tomorrow - and don't forget, tomorrow morning, we'll begin our season-long predictions contest.
Today's copy will go to the first person who e-mails me - at email@example.com - with the correct answer to this question:
As the great Paul Lukas reports, Don Zimmer was the first player (or at least, one of the first players) to try on a Mets uniform. He also was the first Mets third baseman in the club's history. In fact, he played every inning at third base of the Mets' first seven games.
In the eighth game, however, Mets skipper Casey Stengel lifted Zimmer for pinch-hitter Jim Marshall in the top of the eighth, and one double-switch later, the Mets had their second third baseman in team history (in the bottom of the eighth).
Name the man who replaced Zimmer at third base in that game, thereby becoming the second third baseman in Mets history.
Here are the official contest rules.
UPDATE, 3:23 p.m.: We have a winner! Mike from Staten Island knew that Rod Kanehl became the Mets' second-ever third baseman, in this game. Stop by again tomorrow.