A friend passed this clip along to me way back in April, and I was going to write about it then, but never got around to it. Well, now that it’s the off season and we are all stewing in the aftermath of another failed Mets’ season, I thought it would be a good time to share this for a good laugh as well as a good feeling of ’86 nostalgia. The clip is from [...]
Last week the World Series finally ended, our nightmare season is finally over and the Hot Stove season has started. There have been trades already, options picked up or bought out and players have filed for free agency. Trade rumors are already out there, most of them so far unfounded this early and it’s only November 10th. Last week after the World Series the Mets decided rightfully so to decline the 9 million dollar option [...]
Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, who has been a mainstay in the Mets bullpen since his second tour of duty with the team began in 2006, has proven to be one of the most reliable relievers in the National League over the past couple of years. The 2009 [...]
Disclaimer: I’m not talking statistically, but the story is the same. Erudite baseball fans know Wally Pipp as the possessor of the most famous headache in baseball history. In his own words, “the most expensive asprins in history.” On June 2, 1925, Pipp told Yankee manager Miller Huggins he needed to sit that day out… …Rookie Lou Gehrig took his place, Pipp lost the job he had held since 1915 and at season’s end was [...]
It’s a no doubter that Brian Schneider will not be returning to the Mets in 2010. (And rightfully so) He spent some time on the disabled list, along with his fellow Mets, and when he did get a chance to play he was sub-par. He got passed over for the starting job by two rookie catchers. That’s sad. One of the positions the Mets need to fix up is catching. It’s well known that Josh Thole [...]
Some sad and alarming news to report this morning out of Venezuela. According to the Associated Press, the mother of former Mets pitcher, Victor Zambrano, was kidnapped from the pitcher’s property late last night. Details of the incident are still very sketchy. Over the past few years, Venezuela has been the target of kidnappers, who look to extort money from the many sports stars that live there, by taking their loved ones hostage. Back in [...]
Mets fans were not pleased with the opponents in this year’s World Series. So much has been written on who we should be rooting for. Between the Phillies and the Yankees, which is the lesser of two evils. I started out rooting for the Phillies. But after their game one win, I started worrying about a four game sweep and how badly that would sit with Mets fans. Having to deal with the Phillies repeating [...]
I guess writing for this awesome site has been good for something this off season–it’s forced me to think about the Mets at least once a week. Because honestly, I haven’t been thinking about them much since their season ended a month ago. In fact, since I’m being honest, I didn’t watch many games after the wheels came off following the all-star break (and I know many of you are with me on that!). And [...]
Tonight’s game six, between the Yankees and the Phillies has the makings of a great game. It should be an intriguing pitching match up between Pedro Martinez and Andy Pettitte. Most would predict a low scoring duel between two pitchers in the twilights of their careers. Both Pedro and Andy have had comeback seasons, when it looked like their careers might instead be over. Who knows? Maybe Teixeira will break out of his slump, and [...]
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