Spring officially is still about three weeks away. However, baseball fans have their own calendar. And today images of the glorious green and brown baseball diamond were beamed into our homes and the Mets delivered a win, the unofficial start of spring has begun. Finally, the embers of the hot stove have been extinguished. Talk supplanted by action. What happens on the field matters again. Trade rumors take a seat in the bleachers. Real live players [...]
In one fell swoop the Mets plunked down $66 million dollars in free agency this winter. For their purchase they acquired a serviceable player in Jason Bay. Purported to be a stellar clubhouse presence and right-handed power that will give David Wright some cover (he rarely saw a pitch in his wheelhouse in the second half and the strikeouts accumulated), but questions about his health. Years three and four of his pact could get ugly. [...]
Just once in the past six months would I like to sit down and write something positive, uplifting, and glorious about the Mets. However, this organization will not let that happen. Between their informal “mini-camp,” to the newsreels of Jose’ Reyes running full tilt at some fitness center on Long Island, they should be handing out barf bags to all their fans. What do they take the faithful out to be gullible mindless saps? Any [...]
Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time. With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter. If Murph was back in the booth next season, only he would be older than Smoltz, as employees of the floundering Mets organization. Perhaps Omar Minaya has already made inroads [...]
Even when the Titanic was doomed and sinking to the bottom of the North Atlantic the Captain, John Smith remained in the wheelhouse. Yesterday, as the Mets organization again was taking on water, their leader, Omar Minaya was in warm dry Arizona carrying Jeff Wilpon’s luggage. At this point, that is all Minaya is-an overpaid lackey given menial tasks to earn his keep. While on the other side of the country, John Ricco, his successor, [...]
Around the North Pole, Santa and his elves are scurrying around filling last minute orders and loading up the sleigh for his annual magical trek. Old Saint Nick, a baseball fan dating back to when the game was called “Rounders,” hasn’t forgotten to include some keepsakes for the kids who dream about the beloved game. Moreover, he realizes that baseball is still very relevant because the embers of the Hot Stove burn bright this time [...]
During the infancy of the 2009 free agency campaign, Mets General Omar Minaya has fired off salvo’s to the rest of the National League East about as damaging as a mouse passing wind. The hysteria you are hearing is coming from the rival GM’s in Philly, Miami, Atlanta, and be careful, Washington too. Minaya has his priorities twisted. You fill in the blanks after you land the Great White, not aspire to bag a school [...]
The burning question for Mets fans is who to root for in this year’s World Series, the Yankees or the Phillies? Both are hated, both are outstanding teams replete with thumpers that make Mets fans queasy with envy. While many ruminate on which team to root for, let me simplify the equation, and flip over the question. Who will you root against? Let’s start with Pedro Martinez. After all, he cashed over $50 million of [...]
My head nearly spun off it’s axis Monday listening to Jeff (Wilpon), Omar (Minaya), and David (Howard), aka, “The Three Stooges,” putting a spin on the worse season in franchise history over 50.000 Watts. One sounded like an idiot son, another should be fired for cronyism, and the third (what the heck was he doing there?) a bean counter. (If Howard called the fans “customers” one more time, I was going to heave a live [...]
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