So you think Jesse Orosco looks happy in the picture to the left? Wait till Studious Metsimus tells him that we located his glove. Then he'll experience joy like he's never felt before!
You know the glove we're talking about. It's the one Orosco threw up in the air triumphantly after he struck out Marty Barrett of the Red Sox to end the 1986 World Series. Well, where did that glove go after he threw it up in the air? After all, what goes up must come down (with the rare exception being Oliver Perez's walk rate).
If you own the 1986 World Series DVD set, pop Game 7 into your DVD player. If you recorded the game on a VHS tape like I did, good for you! Now try to find a VCR to play it in, if one still exists.
Fast forward to the final out of the game where Orosco throws his glove up in the air. After Jesse flings his glove skyward, he falls to his knees and then gets up just in time to have catcher Gary Carter jump into his arms as the rest of the Mets (and Paul the Bat Boy) rush from the dugout to pile on top of Carter and Orosco.
I should say ALMOST the entire team piles up on top of the Gary and Jesse. (This is where you have to watch the DVD or VHS tape in slow motion.) Watch as third base coach Buddy Harrelson (wearing #23) runs around the pile and then starts to bend over as he's about to go off-screen. Before he goes off-screen, notice that he's carrying nothing in his hands. A split second later, he appears on the screen with a glove in his left hand. That's Jesse Orosco's glove!
Today is the 23-year anniversary of the Mets winning their last World Series. Now Jesse Orosco can truly celebrate because Studious Metsimus has solved the mystery of the missing glove. Get happy, Jesse! You have every reason to celebrate!