June 27, 2005 Daubach was originally drafted by the Mets and became a scab during the strike. Had a decent couple of years with the Red Sox. I remember vaguely an altercation between the Mets and Red Sox during an interleague game and Daubach got pretty heated. He looked like a real psycho. I'm glad to see him up with the Mets, particularly since Mientkiewicz can't hit squat. Daubach has been awesome in AAA and I know he won't start most of the time but we can't have a firstbaseman hitting .200. He doesn't have Mientkiewicz's glove but he'll give us good at-bats.
June 28, 2005 I saw Brian play earlier this season when Norfolk came through town. At his age he was hustling like he's ten years younger and he scored a run from 2nd with someone's single. Brian was also wearing long sleeves and jeans on a 95 degree day when he walked into the stadium. Me and few others decided to go there early that day to get some autographs from guys like Daubach, Keppinger, Howard Johnson, etc.
Brian also knocked in all 3 runs of Hideo Nomo's 3-0 no hitter back in 2001 when the Red Sox beat the Orioles.
November 29, 2007 I recall the sneering and barking contest between Daubach and the Mets' pitcher from a game at Fenway Park way back when. The funny part is that the pitcher was Dennis Cook, who was himself a bit of a psycho while competing on the mound. I would have loved to have seen that match. My money would have been on Cook.
I have an interesting Daubach story. The fact is, from personal experience he struck me as a bit of a jerk. While at the Red Sox' 2002 spring training camp in Fort Myers, I personally witnessed him blow-off a group of fans along a picket fence --- many of them kids --- who very respectfully and politely asked for his autograph as he walked off the practice fields toward the clubhouse. His response, in a growling, unapproachable tone muttered in a hurried, agitated way, was "I'm going to watch NASCAR." I found it noteworthy at the time and today because the fans were polite and didn't behave like pushy idiots, and because I feel like Daubach, who bounced around for years in the minors before getting his career break with Boston, should have been more appreciative of where he was in life.