Archive for September, 2011

SAL Championship Series – Gnats Drop Game One

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SAL Championship Series – Gnats Drop Game One

Savannah Sand Gnat DH Blake Forsythe homered twice, the second time to break a 3-3 tie in the 8th inning, and LF Alonzo Harris homered and drove in two runs for the Savannah Sand Gnats. But closer LHP Hamilton Bennett, could not protect a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 9th, blowing the save, […]

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Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

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Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

There is a great deal of discussion about the Met and Wilpon financial situation. Unfortunately most of the discussion is uninformed and based on erroneous supposition.  Let’s get those facts out of the way! 1 – The Wilpons and other Sterling family members claim that they had about 500Mil still invested in the Madoff fund […]

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Jose Reyes Has a 14-Game Hitting Streak, Still Leads Batting Race

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Jose Reyes Has a 14-Game Hitting Streak, Still Leads Batting Race

Updated Post Mets shortstop Jose Reyes continues to lead the National League with a .332 batting average in a tight race with Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun who is batting .331. After nearly a half century, Jose Reyes is on the verge of doing what no New York Mets hitter has ever done before – win a batting title. Remarkably, Reyes has […]

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Stinson Blows Game In Extras, Mets Lose 10-6 To Cubs

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Stinson Blows Game In Extras, Mets Lose 10-6 To Cubs

After a bad start by Miguel Batista, the Mets came back only to have Josh Stinson and Ryota Igarashi blow the game in the 11th inning, and the Mets lost 10-6 to the Chicago Cubs Game Notes Miguel Batista had his first poor outing as a Met, going five innings, allowing four runs on five […]

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MLB’s Ban On 9/11 Caps, Didn’t Upstage The Main Event Last Night

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MLB’s Ban On 9/11 Caps, Didn’t Upstage The Main Event Last Night

Ah, the “Authority of the MLB” and again they take one step too far. This past weekend was a time of mourning and recovery for all of us. The whole country had their own ways of remembering the events of 9/11/01 and did so. I was particularly taken with the Shanksville ceremonies. You don’t get […]

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Vote David Wright For Man Of The Year!

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Vote David Wright For Man Of The Year!

If you scooted over to Mets.com after tonight’s 10-6 loss to the Cubs at Citi Field, you would have been greeted by this blaring urge to vote David Wright for Man of the Year. They say that timing is everything, and in this particular case the timing couldn’t have been worse after Wright had a […]

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Sickels On Chris Schwinden

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John Sickels of Minor League Ball features Mets rookie Chris Schwinden in his Prospect of the Day Series. He writes: There is nothing special about his velocity, his fastball is just in the 86-90 range. He mixes in a cutter, curveball, and changeup, relying on sharp command of his secondary pitches to succeed. He has […]

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Justin Turner Puts It In Overdrive With RISP

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Justin Turner did it again last night when he drove a clutch double to the center field wall that scored the winning run as the Mets beat the Cubs 5-4 in walk-off style. This was the second walk-off the season for Turner, who earlier won a game after he was hit by a pitch to force home […]

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Mets 9/11 Pre Game Video (Giuliani, Valentine, Piazza)

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Here is a video clip, courtesy of EvanSie1995, featuring the Mets 9-11 pre-game show before the game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. It’s a great video that captures the feelings and sentiments of the families of some of those who died on September 11, and what the Mike Piazza home run meant to them when […]

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Savannah Sand Gnats Win SAL Southern Division!

An article by posted on September 11, 2011 0 Comments
Savannah Sand Gnats Win SAL Southern Division!

  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 SAL SOUTHERN DIVISION CHAMPION SAVANNAH SAND GNATS! Four Savannah pitchers held Augusta down to 1 run and 5 hits, on their way to taking the Southern Division crown for 2011. The win puts them on a collision course with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the affiliate of the Florida Marlins, for the […]

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