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Almost Like It Was, 30 Years Ago

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

Winston Churchill said “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and with the 2009 Mets that seems to the case. Come back in time with me 30 or so years. Its the late 1970′s. Mrs. Payson has died and left her beloved Mets to her daughter, Lorinda De Roulet, who […]

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Leaders Suck It Up…

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

Every time the Mets go public with updates on their core of injured players, usually another setback like Carlos Delgado’s strained oblique, it is tantamount to the water torture prevalent during wartime interrogations. As Archie Bunker used to say, “Put a lid on it, Meathead!” I doubt Mets fans care to hear about another injury […]

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8/13 Minor League Report!

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

INT AAA: Buffalo 4/9/3, Rochester 9/14/0 ss Wilson Valdez 3 for 4, run, .250 2b Andy Green 2 for 4, run, 2b, RBI, K, .245 lf Nick Evans 1 for 4, run, .188 1b Mike Lamb 1 for 4, run, RBI, .251 cf Chip Ambres 1 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, .250 dh Jason […]

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Mets Will Look Different On Friday

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

Howie Rose broke the news during today’s Met-Diamondbacks game that come this Friday the Mets will have a new look. For this weekend’s series against the San Francisco Giants the Mets will be wearing throwback uniforms. According to Rose, these uniforms will resemble uniforms worn in the late 1800′s early 1900′s. They will be cream […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. is the Anti-Omar

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Did any of you see the cover story of the USA Today sports page yesterday?  If you didn’t, here is a link, but let me warn you—it’s going to make you both angry and jealous.  It’s about Phillies’ rookie GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., and how the guy has earned the respect of his players by […]

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Reason To Watch

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

As I’ve been watching our beloved Mets this season, going through cases of Pepto-Bismol and Alka-Seltzer, I’ve still kept an interest in seeing the team win, no matter how many games out of first we’ve been.  Recently, it’s gotten much tougher to get genuinely excited over wins, though having them spaced so far apart does […]

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8/12 Minor League Report! Maldonado!

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

INT AAA: Buffalo 7/12/0, Rochester 4/6/1 2b Argenis Reyes 3 for 4, run, .278 3b Andy Green 1 for 3, run, RBI, .236 lf Nick Evans 0 for 3, BB, 2 Ks, .187 1b Mike Lamb 0 for 3, run, BB, .251 cf Chip Ambres 2 for 4, run, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .249 c […]

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Mets Win 6-4; Salvage Series

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets (53-61) beat the D-Backs (52-63) by a score of 6-4 to avoid being swept. The Mets were 2-7 on this recent west coast trip. Oliver Perez was his usual self. 5.1 IP, 1 ER 7 SO. Which is OK, especially the 7 SO. But what kicked him out of the game was the […]

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Mets Can’t Handle Heat; They Lose 6-2 To D-Backs

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Livan Hernandez started the second game of the series and, like most of his games, started off shaky. Livan, was not his usual inning eater self, as he only went 4 innings, giving up 5 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 5. Tim Redding did a nice job following Livan’s poor start. Redding pitched two scoreless […]

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Fans And Broadcasters

An article by posted on August 11, 2009 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I made post here about legendary Met broadcaster Ralph Kiner. After reading the responses to that post, it was obvious that I had struck a nerve. No matter which team you happen follow, you establish a bond between yourself and the voices covering your team. With that in mind, today’s post […]

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