Archive for September, 2008

The Textbook Definition Of Choke

An article by posted on September 25, 2008

Choke – [chohk] verb 2007 New York Mets 2008 New York Mets   Should the 2008 New York Mets find their way into the playoffs, should they make to the big dance, should they be crowned World Series Champs this year, I will not look back on the 2008 New York Mets as a team […]

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An Opportunity That Crumbled Before Our Very Eyes

An article by posted on September 25, 2008

Last night’s loss will reverberate with this team for a long time. It may just have been the most demoralizing loss of the season. It was clearly a maddening display of poor execution at the plate and a lack of pure baseball instincts and intellect. David Wright swinging wildly at ball four in the ninth inning with […]

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Mets Fans Don’t Want a Wild Card Clinch

An article by posted on September 24, 2008

That’s right.  No wild card for us. We want the division.  While it normally wouldn’t matter how we got it in, this year we have something to prove.  After the disappointing finish to the 2007 season, the Mets and their fans should not stand to hand it to the Phillies again.  However, I do begin to worry when […]

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Last Night I Died Three Times, Only Six Lives Left

An article by posted on September 23, 2008

I keep waiting for something positive to happen… I’m looking for a sign… An omen… Anything… What can I say about Jon Niese? Last week against Atlanta I was so wowed by him I couldn’t stop talking about him for days on end. Now, I don’t know what to say. Seeing him serve up that […]

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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

If the season ended today, the Mets would be on their way to the post season… So why am I so down? Scott Schoeneweis, was speechless after yesterdays loss. “There’s no explanation anymore.  I just don’t know what to say. We’re not consistently making big pitches at big times.  We do it one night, we don’t […]

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The “V” in MVP

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

On the surface, the MVP is a bit misleading. The person who does not follow Baseball would think the MVP award goes to the best hitter or top pitcher. This is not the case. The best pitcher wins the Cy Young Award. The top hitter may win the Silver Slugger Award or the Home Run […]

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And Here They Come Down The Stretch

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

It all comes down to this. Going into today’s game, we have seven games remaining. That’s more than enough time to overtake the Phillies for first place and avoid playing the Cubs in the first round of the playoffs. However, here is some food for thought, if after the last regular season game is played and […]

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This Week in Baseball History: Sept 22–Sept 25

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

September 22: 1911: At 44 years old Cy Young beats the Pirates for the 511th and final win of his career. 1925: Dodgers pitcher Burleigh Grimes accounts for 7 outs in a single game when he hits into 2 double plays and a triple play. 1948: Stan Musial goes 5-for-5 for the 5th time this […]

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No Pain, No Gain, No Maine

An article by posted on September 21, 2008

The more I see of Pedro Martinez, the more I worry about whether he is going to be a strong option as a starter for the Mets in the post season. Pedro’s days of dominating hitters are long gone, but I still figured he would give us a quality start whenever he took the mound. I never expected him […]

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I’ll Flip You For It

An article by posted on September 20, 2008

The Mets won a coin toss against the Brewers today to determine home-field advantage for a potential one-game wild card playoff between the two teams. If the Mets and Phillies tie for first place and have better records than the runners-up in the other divisions, then the Mets will be the NL East champions based […]

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