By Jack Fullerton
The great Jimmy Breslin’s book, “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?” is being made into a TV series by his son Kevin and Brad Wyman.
As Mike Vaccaro writes in the New York Post:
The peerless Jimmy Breslin left behind as one of his lasting treasures the book “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?” a memoir of those ’62 Mets and that orchestra of ineptitude, masterfully conducted by Casey Stengel. Every page is gold. My favorite passage has always been this:
“You see, the Mets are losers, just like nearly everybody else in life. This is a team for the cab driver who gets held up and the guy who loses out on a promotion because he didn’t maneuver himself to lunch with the boss enough. It is the team for every guy who has to get out of bed in the morning and go to work for short money on a job he does not like.”
“The people in New York didn’t follow the Mets,” Kevin Breslin says. “They loved them.”