In his most recent article, I think Gammons misses the point a bit with his comment:
"And for those who whined in Boston -- would you rather see a team that once played a mile away from Fenway and has 13 consecutive first-place finishes or three games with the Royals."
While I agree with him on the excitement created by playing a good team, I think what was being "whined" about was that our natural rival was Braves (of the 13 consecutive first-place finishes) while the Yankees beat up the last place Mets.
And while I believe Gammons when he says he accidently lifted his Bradley story, I am a bit suspicious of his quote in this article:
Hansen has closer stuff, no doubt about it," says one scouting director, "and you can be almost certain the Mets will take him with the ninth pick. Is he Huston Street? No one's Huston Street, but Hansen's really good."
That sounds exactly like Gammons speaks. "No doubt about it" is a classic Gammons phrase. As well as asking a question in a sentance and replying like that. At this point in his career and with his univeral acceptance as THE baseball guru, would anyone put it past him to make up a quote and attribute it to a Scouting Director?