NBC Connecticut reports that a West Haven man, 32-year-old Aryn Leroux, has been arrested for threatening the New York Mets players, organization and staff members, as well as Citi Field itself. And yes Mets fans, it’s who you think it is.
Leroux, charged with threatening in the second degree and breaching the peace, is the one and only Mets Twitter troll known as Dan Tanna (@danXtanna). Over the past season, “Tanna” had run-ins with Mets players publicly and not-so publicly, making specific threats towards players, staff and the ballpark. While I won’t say specifically what the threats were, know that they were serious enough to warrant police attention.
"Tanna", who’s Twitter name is xmulderx, can be traced back to an e-mail address of the very same name. And who is that e-mail registered to? You guessed it—Aryn Leroux.
So there you go, Mets Twitter. One less troll—a specifically vile one—is done.
In April of 1962, the Mets traded catcher Harry Chiti to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. On June 15, the player to be named later joined the Mets. It was Harry Chiti, the first player to be traded for himself.
June 25, 1989
The Mets beat Philadelphia 5-1 without recording a single defensive assist. The Phillies were retired on 13 strikeouts, 12 flyouts and two ground balls to first. The feat tied a major league record set by the Cleveland Indians in 1945.*Scorecard copyright retrosheet.org
Tom Seaver received 425 out of 430 Hall of Fame votes — 97.8% of the ballots — the highest percentage of votes ever.
Mike Pettine is gone, and now it’s Dennis Thurman’s defense to run… Or is it?