What an interesting past 24 hours it has been in the world of Major League Baseball! One minute the Red Sox are popping corks all over Coors Field and the next Alex Rodriguez makes “news” by opting out of his Rangers/Yankees deal. In hindsight, looking back it’s hard NOT to pick the Red Sox as the eventual World Champs. Granted, because I am a Mets fan I would have just KNOWN there would have been [...]
Since the Mets are no longer in the hunt for anything but a good golf course or restaurant this postseason (OUCH!), Mets related topics to write about are becoming scarce. In light of this situation I figured I would just muse about several topics in Major League baseball. First off the bat is one of the few relevant Mets topics so far this off season…the possible hiring of Texas hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Many of [...]
Now that it has been two weeks since the Mets have been *gulp* eliminated from playoff contention and the playoffs are well underway, I feel able to blog with confidence again. As a NY resident for the better part of 30 years, I know that about this time the cold is slowly creeping from bitter to 10 below zero. People have forgone “Black Friday” and the malls are filled with the sound of Christmas music. [...]
Well, here we go, another fall and winter filled with free agents and trade rumors. Granted, part of me always enjoys the off season. Who is going where? Why and for how much? Let me just say that losing that 7 game lead hurt almost as badly as that Yadier Molina home run in the NLCS last year. Jimmy Rollins in my opinion was wrong. The Phillies weren’t the team to beat, the Mets allowed [...]
Last night I had the most wonderful dream. I was back in New York and at Shea Stadium for the last game of the 2007 World Series. The Mets and Indians had played themselves into a 3- 3 series tie thanks to some late inning heroics by Guillermo Mota, who struck out the side in back to back innings in game 6. This game was no contest though, as the Mets cruised to a 12 [...]
I think most baseball fans (including me); have a chip on their shoulder concerning their favorite teams (unless they are Skankee fans that believe their team could win a title with one hand tied behind their backs). Every time a bad play is made fans like us automatically assume that the game and even the season may be lost. So maybe we have a little Eeyore in us, always expecting that rainy day even if [...]
All of this week it seems we have spent considerable time lobbying for one of our own beloved Mets, David Wright, to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Actually, David has been making his OWN case for most of the season, everyone else finally seems to be catching on now. In my personal (and admittedly biased) opinion, he should very well be the league MVP. Especially if the Mets can beat Jimmy “Big [...]
As I’m certain that many of the Shea faithful can relate, the Mets performance from the previous day has at least a small effect on how we approach the next day. Many times we go to work, school or anywhere else with our heads hung low in shame and insides tied in knots. Even with yesterdays sad 7- 0 loss to the Reds and a mediocre 5- 5 road trip, there are many reasons we [...]
After the Mets (and our) recent nightmare yesterday, many thoughts raced through my mind as to what my blog should be about today. I would really like to stay cheery and positive, but it would just feel like I’m being phony. So I have decided to go the route of a “fake it till you make it” attitude and just do something completely random and nonsensical…which happens to be a specialty of mine. That being [...]
Much has been made this year, (especially by me) of the lack of passion and excitement that has been missing from the Mets this year. With the exception of a Paulie LoDuca blow- up it has been pretty monotonous. It’s hard for me to say that when we have the most exciting player in baseball on the team in Jose Reyes… Thankfully, we are soon to get the boost we have been waiting for in [...]
As pessimistic as a Mets fan can be at times (especially at the end of a close game), I am beginning to feel a small sense of hope. The tune of many bogs including one of mine has been whether or not Omar Minaya was going to do something to provide a spark in the Mets clubhouse. I think we all were in agreement that the Mets play prior to the Nats series was more [...]
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