August 10, 2008 Warthen is the real deal. He comes out to the mound and means business and I like that. Nothing is for show and that's what the Mets are about.
July 1, 2010 Besides being a decent pitching coach (the Mets haven't had a great p.c. since Mel S. left), Dan looks like a dead ringer for the actor who played the father of Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys singer and NOT the S.F. Giants current closer) in the ABC-TV movie about the music group. LOL
August 9, 2010 With those glasses, I think he looks more like Floyd the Barber from "The Andy Griffith Show."
March 21, 2011 Once upon a time, Dan Warthen was a flamethrowing young pitcher with the Montreal Expos. He had a good rookie year in 1975 but never did much after that.
August 11, 2015 Hard to believe he's been here since the 08 collapse team, which is a whole different era or so ago. Now he's helping develop, or really has developed, what might be the best starting staff in Mets history. We'll see what becomes of them, but it's been a long, strange trip for Warthen.