This is easily the most upset I’ve ever been over a waiver claim. Mike Baxter will always have a place in Mets history. His amazing running catch in left field to preserve Johan Santana’s no-hitter is something that I will never forget. I still get chills thinking about the play and the elation I felt when I realized he had made the catch.
One memorable play doesn’t earn you a lifetime roster spot and as the business goes, Baxter heads to the west coast. But from here until the end of time, Mike Baxter’s name will always be associated with the 1st no-hitter in Mets history – something that took the franchise 50 years to achieve. Good luck in LA, Mike and thanks for such a memorable play.