Boston Red Sox

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Hall of Famer Tom Seaver is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2011 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

Tom Brady is reportedly looking to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific,” a move that some Mets fans perceive as a slap in the face to Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.

In fact, some New Yorkers are so upset by the move that they plan to hold an anti-Brady protest on Tuesday.


Mets fans will rally at an Upper East Side bar and plan to throw Brady jerseys and other items into garbage bags filled with beans. Organizers are calling the event a “Boston T.B. Party.”

One of Seaver’s former teammates, Art Shamsky, will attend the rally and fans are expected to hold a press conference demanding Brady apologize for his actions.

Seaver, who was referred to as “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise,” pitched for 20 years in the majors and compiled a 311-205 record with a 2.86 ERA. He was the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year and won the Cy Young award three times, including in 1969 when he helped lead the Miracle Mets to a World Series title.

Seaver played the final season of his career in Boston in 1986. He went 5-7 with a 3.80 ERA in 16 starts after the Red Sox acquired him from the White Sox for infielder Steve Lyons. Seaver did not pitch in the playoffs or World Series that year due to a knee injury.

The 74-year-old Seaver has stepped away from public life after being diagnosed with dementia.

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