The Bad Guys Won : A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets, the Ro (Paperback)

Author: Pearlman, Jeff

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780062097637
SKU 220346291
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0062097636
Release Date 8/30/2011
Sales Rank 4540
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"THE BAD GUYS WON is designed to delight any Mets fan--at least the less prudish ones."
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Annotation With the historical dominance of the New York Yankees, many may have forgotten that there was a gloriously short stretch in the mid-1980s when the Mets were by far the best team in the Big Apple. Perhaps more amazingly, the Mets crushed the Yankees in another crucial New York category--tabloid headlines. While the Yankees made readers yawn with "boring" superstars like Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield, the Mets had a roster full of renegades with colorful nicknames like Straw, Nails, Mookie, and the Kid. Jeff Pearlman's rollicking account of the 1986 team, which won 108 games and a World Championship, details their reckless behavior--which included drugs and booze, among other excesses--and shows how it eventually caught up to many of the Mets' players, shortening their careers. But they still have their World Series rings to remind them of that remarkable season--even if they can't remember much of what happened off the field.
Editors Note The Bad Guys Won, award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York. It was 1986, and the New York Mets won 108 regular-season games and the World Series, capturing the hearts (and other assorted body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin’s left a wide trail of wreckage in their wake—hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the hated Boston Red Sox. With an unforgettable cast of characters—including Doc, Straw, the Kid, Nails, Mex, and manager Davey Joshson—this “affectionate but critical look at this exciting season” (Publishers Weekly) celebrates the last of baseball’s arrogant, insane, rock-and-roll-and-party-all-night teams, exploring what could have been, what should have been, and what never was.
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