My mother can name two New York Mets – David Wright & Tom Goodwin. Why does she like Tom Goodwin so much? Because Goodwin was her maiden name.
Two years ago, my mother and I went to Miami to see the Mets play. I bought her a T-shirt with his name and number on the back and we waited patiently in hopes of meeting him.
Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Mets Inaugural Women’s Baseball Skills event. I had a great time. Mets first base coach & outfield coach, Tom Goodwin, led the Outfield portion. I didn’t deserve a fist pump for my work in this section (see yesterday’s blog) but he was kind enough to take a photo with me afterwards. He laughed when I told him he was my mom’s favorite player!