Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Reconnecting with Pete Flynn

Last year, Chuck and I interviewed Pete Flynn, the New York Mets legendary groundskeeper. Flynn might be the most famous Met, aside from Tom Seaver. He is certainly the most tenured, having joined the organization in 1962.
Flynn drove the Beatles from the stage at Shea Stadium to their waiting limo. He also drove Paul McCartney to the stage to join Billy Joel. He has seen all of the stars (at least the NL stars) and rates Willie Mays as the best.
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This May, Louie and I were at Citi Field and we reconnected with Flynn. He is as unassuming as ever. I think he is amused by the spotlight, but doesn't really bask in it (like I probably would).

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