Archive for April, 2012

Opening Day and Other Insipid Thoughts

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Opening Day and Other Insipid Thoughts

To a diehard baseball fan Opening Day is Thanksgiving, Christmas, and your birthday all rolled into one glorious day. What two other words, except “Lottery Winner,” could evoke such passion? Even if you are a Mets fan, hammered all winter and spring with negative news, this is one day-one game to give it a rest. […]

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2012 Sand Gnats Roster and Preview

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2012 Sand Gnats Roster and Preview

The Savannah Sand Gnats (A) of the South Atlantic League, were the first of the Mets long-season league teams to unveil their “official” 2012 Opening Day Roster, and here it is: PITCHERS Marco Camarena (RHP) T.J. Chism (LHP) Michael Fulmer (RHP) Jack “The Rocket” Leathersich (LHP) Rafael Montero (RHP) Estarlin Morel (RHP) Alex Panteliodis (LHP) […]

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Mets Set New Attendance Record At Citi Field

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Mets Set New Attendance Record At Citi Field

SNY’s Gary Cohen announced during today’s Mets broadcast, that the today’s season opener was a sellout and that the 42,080 tickets sold set a new Citi Field record. The Mets’ previous high for single-game home attendance was 42,042 against the Yankees on July 2, 2011. Despite the huge sellout, there were still plenty of empty seats […]

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Torres Confirms He’s Heading To The DL

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Torres Confirms He’s Heading To The DL

Update 4:45 PM Torres confirms he’s going to the DL and when asked how long he’ll be out he responded “I don’t know, three weeks?”. He’s on his way to Port St. Lucie to begin rehab on his calf. The Mets options to replace him on the roster would be Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino, Matt […]

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Hits and Misses: Marlins Pregame Was A Disgrace, Niese Deal Is Not A Wilpon PR Move, It’s Opening Day!

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Hits and Misses: Marlins Pregame Was A Disgrace, Niese Deal Is Not A Wilpon PR Move, It’s Opening Day!

Just a couple of thoughts on that bizarre Marlins pregame ceremony and the reports of a 5-year Niese extension. What a despicable act by the Miami Marlins last night, who decided it would be a brilliant idea to wheel out the ailing boxing icon Muhammad Ali as part of their pre-game ceremonies. Sorry, but that was a […]

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MMO GFX: Opening Day 2012 and FB Covers

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MMO GFX: Opening Day 2012 and FB Covers

Baseball’s Back! LGM! And for Facebookers, here are some cover photos to show your Mets spirit on your Facebook Timeline: (Click to enlarge and save to your computer. Upload to your cover photos on Facebook) http://www.facebook.com/MetsMerizedOnline

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From Left Field: Mets Dominate Opening Day Historically

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From Left Field: Mets Dominate Opening Day Historically

Based on the Mets 50-year history of mostly losing records, trends would normally dictate that the team would have a losing record on Opening Day. However, it’s the complete opposite. The Mets have a 30-20 record in the season’s first game—a .600 winning percentage. Maybe there’s just something about Opening Day that gets the team […]

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Opening Day Game Preview: Braves @ Mets

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Baseball finally returns today as the Mets take on the Braves in Queens to start the 2012 season. Let’s just jump right into what is going on today, rather than focus on the season as a whole, which is usually what today is for. For the Mets the major story line of the day is […]

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And Here We Go Again

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And Here We Go Again

So 50 years of Mets baseball. It feels like I have seen so much and yet I have consciously been around for only about one fifth, from 2001 to present. Today is Opening Day 2012 and I cannot help but be excited once again. Although this time around it is not the same excitement that […]

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Coaches, Players To Wear Gary Carter’s No. 8 Jersey Today

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Coaches, Players To Wear Gary Carter’s No. 8 Jersey Today

The Mets just shared a photo of what the players will see when to get to their lockers this morning. The whole team will be wearing these blue Gary Carter jerseys to honor “The Kid” today during batting practice. What a great sight this will be. I’m looking forward to seeing all the festivities and everything else […]

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