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Dad’s Sports Metaphor Requires Detailed Knowledge Of The 1997 Mets

Published Friday, September 13th, 2019

A recent sports metaphor used by local dad Dave McLean required detailed knowledge of the 1997 Mets to understand. “You know, when Bud Selig is making a tribute to Jackie Robinson at Shea Stadium, sometimes you have to get Lance Johnson to hit a single to second base,” McLean told his daughter while tying to teach her some sort of lesson about teamwork and perseverance. “If Edgardo Alfonzo is batting a .315 with 163 hits, it can seem like a done deal, but you still need John Olerud to notch a .294 so you can finish the season 88-74. Get it?” Later in the conversation, McLean decided to use a historical simile which required an advanced understanding of the Treaty of Versailles.

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