With the recent acquisition of Travis d’Arnaud, the Mets added one of the top two catching prospects in the minors, the other being Mike Zunino. Could d’Arnaud be the next great Mets catcher to lead the team to a World Series as Jerry Grote, Gary Carter and Mike Piazza once did? It’s a good question and one that will be answered in the years to come. Catching is the subject of today’s MMO Flashback, so […]
Mets Merized Online was invited last Monday to cover a Mets food tasting at CitiField’s Delta Sky360 Club, or as they put it, “The All-Star Dining Line-Up.” Due to some fortunate circumstances (for me), I was able to attend. So I headed out Monday with a camera and my appetite. I know that there are some things that haven’t grown on me yet at CitiField, but their food options make it difficult to choose what […]
Today is the 25th anniversary of a gigantic moment in Mets history, and that’s the celebration of Game Six. Whether you were alive, a child, a baby, an adult, not even born yet, chances are an elder has sat you down and either played the last inning of the game or has told them the story verbatim. I like to say that Mets fans are into the history of the team like no other fan […]
Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, caused the Mets to win their first championship in 1969. Legend has it that the Mets were never quite the […]
There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.” But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.” John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem! Throw Todd Zeile there. Mo Vaughn hasn’t played in a few years and was an American League DH at his most feared. Hey, I have an idea: […]
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the newest whipping boy of the New York Mets, Daniel Murphy!! (And…the crowd goes wild) The Mets were on a roll, taking a four game sweep in Cincinnati and even starting their road series against the Washington Nationals with a win. Then lose three in a row and all goodwill built up within the fan base is thrown into Flushing Bay. I’ve often said in the […]
“Not quite as sad as when the Mets traded Seaver. But sad nonetheless.” ~ Stuff My Dad Texts (No, literally, my dad sent me this text Wednesday night) ********************************************** I was upset last week. The Mets were not in town that much in the month of July, and I couldn’t make any of the games. That’s not exactly true. I was able to make one Saturday game and the Monday night makeup game against the […]
Blogger’s note: I wrote Part One of this piece in January, but it was very hard for me to write Part Two, though I knew the direction I had wanted to take. Yet, I wasn’t able to support my own argument, so I kept in my back pocket. Now, I am able to believe in the mission statement of this piece. Thanks for listening. ~Coop Once upon a time in a land far far away, […]
The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by not only the Cubs fanbase but the Cubs players themselves in 2003, when he reached for a fly ball coming […]
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