Archive for April, 2011

Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

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Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

My title is one of Casey Stengel’s most memorable quotes and is applicable to how this season has started for the Mets. Yesterday’s doubleheader loss, coming hours after Terry Collins’ closed doors meeting, was a study in bad baseball. It made me wonder what would have happened had the Mets not focused on fundamentals during […]

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Doug’s Dugout – A Twin Killing, Tulo, The North Atlantic

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Doug’s Dugout – A Twin Killing, Tulo, The North Atlantic

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The North Atlantic, a Twin Killing, Tulo, and other assorted feeble thoughts. I suppose if the Titanic once sank in April so can the Mets.  However, it is only two weeks into the season, and way to early to lower the lifeboats, but the team is taking on water. […]

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Not So Amazins’ Get Swept By Rockies; All Alone In Last Place

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The Mets, backed by overall sloppy play on both the pitching side of the ball, and the defensive side and lost both games in today’s back-to-back double header. Game 1 – Rockies Win 6-5 R.A. Dickey started today, and didn’t have a very good outing today, allowing five runs on eight hits, walking four and […]

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Seriously, This Is Too Much!

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I’m working on a post for later this afternoon right, and I need to check out something quick about the Mets 40 Man Roster. So off to mets.com I go and then I click roster, when lo and behold I see this: You can click the image to enlarge it but basically it shows everybody’s […]

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For Love Of The Game

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For Love Of The Game

I read a bunch of papers every day, both delivered to my home and on the web. My field is Political Science and there is plenty of news there any day to catch my eye, although I do limit my attention to the Congress and the President. Here in Connecticut we have a new Governor […]

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One Time Top Prospect Fernando Martinez Is Back On The DL

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Fernando Martinez, who was once the Mets number one prospect for several years until 2010, was placed on the disabled list today with a strained hamstring. F-Mart is no stranger to the DL and he has spent the better part of his six year professional career on the shelf instead of on the filed. This will be the 10th trip to […]

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Feliciano Likely Out For Season, Alderson Looking Pretty Wise

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In mid-December, when the crosstown rival Yankees signed Mets’ lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano to a two year, $8 million deal, the front office was criticized for letting him walk. Now, roughly four months later, it is looking like quite the smart move by Sandy Alderson who elected to pass on Feliciano. Feliciano had experienced a sore tricep that put him […]

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Is It Too Early To Worry, Or Is That Something We Tell Ourselves To Feel Good

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I received an email from one of our regular readers last night asking me what I thought of the 4-7 start to the season. He was worried and wanted to know if I was worried too. My answer in short is yes, I do have concerns, but I also believe we are in capable hands […]

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An Open Letter To Brooklyn Dodger Lover Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on April 14, 2011 0 Comments
An Open Letter To Brooklyn Dodger Lover Fred Wilpon

Dear Mr. Wilpon, I was recently at the Mets Team Store on the Field Level at Citi Field looking for some Mets T-shirts. After being pleasantly surprised to finally see R.A. Dickey and Angel Pagan number shirts for sale, my jaw dropped when I saw yet another piece of Brooklyn Dodgers merchandise. This wasn’t yet […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Rocky Mountain Low Edition

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The Colorado Rockies were in town this week for a four game series, winning all four including both ends of a double header. Here we have the 3 Up and 3 Down from the series. Three Up 1. Troy Tulowitzki: It pains me to put an opposing player in this slot, but Tulowitzki had just […]

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