I wake up this morning so happy for the Mets and for Mike Pelfrey.
I’m also feeling a certain pride: this young pitcher attended and played for my alma mater. This Wichita State Shocker (pictured below with an unidentified fan, ca. 2005) has shown the New York Mets and Major League baseball just what hardy “Midwestern stock” can do!
Keep it up, Big Pelf! (Pictured at right with my daughter, January 2010.)