The next day, June 1, under the headline, “Joe Knows the Score, Nobody Wants Seaver,” came the official declaration of war between team and player. Young quoted Grant: “He has destroyed his market.” Grant called him “a headache.” Then Young took a solo turn: “In discussing Tom Seaver and his problems, we must never mix up the two Seavers. As great a talent as is Tom Seaver, he has become an irreparably damaging destructive force on the Mets.”
If you weren’t there – you absolutely need to read this piece. And if you were around, this is still a nice recapping of events that led to The Franchise being traded.