"Still, I can hardly believe I'm here, and I realize I'm lucky to be in New York, not Indianapolis. This whole thing's a dream come true."
And it has ended a nightmare for Grant. Even though they are still in last place, Stevie Wonder and his band have gotten New York fans off the Met chairman's case. In fact, with Doug Flynn starting at shortstop, Pat Zachry taking a regular turn in the rotation and the other unknown in the deal, Outfielder Dan Norman, showing some promise in Triple A, Met officials have even begun to claim that they did not really mean it when they said in June they did not want to trade Seaver. Last week New York announcer Lindsey Nelson even called the Reds "hapless." General Manager Joe McDonald said, "There's no way I'd now trade Henderson for Seaver." And, at least for the instant, neither would anyone else.