It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the current administration need to change anything? However, once the NFL adopted its instant replay program, the technological aspect of sports [...]
Though once again we will be watching two teams other than the Mets in the Fall Classic, this year’s series features several players with Met ties. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Texas Rangers win their first ever World Series, but I would more so like to see the former Mets play well. Texas has five players/personnel with Mets ties. ALCS MVP Nelson Cruz was actually a Met farmhand. Our old buddy Steve Phillips traded Cruz [...]
With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so we might just have to stick with what we’ve got yet again. On paper at the beginning of 2011, the [...]
Well, as we all know, our beloved New York Mets have missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. I’m not sure about many of you, but even with the Mets done for the year, I still watch a ton of postseason baseball. There have been some great games so far, and it’s looking like the postseason will be even more exciting in the championship round. So basically, all this fluff leads me to the [...]
I’m sure we’ve all been following along with what every baseball analyst and player thinks of Jose Reyes’ decision to remove himself from the game in the first inning of yesterday’s Mets season finale. While I personally wasn’t too thrilled about this, I am super excited that Reyes became the first New York Met in their 50-year history to win an NL batting title. Now we just need a no-hitter, but that’s a different story. [...]
The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in next year’s bullpen. Pedro Beato: Shut him down now so as to not hurt the kid’s confidence anymore, but he’s [...]
To take our minds off the floundering excuse for a baseball team, I present to you a look back at a bit of baseball history from a different perspective. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges. She was so sweet and had so many great stories. As the saying goes, “Behind every great man, there stands a great woman.” Such is the case for Gil. On Dec. 26, 1948, Hodges married [...]
The Mets will play their final game ever this evening at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. It was a short-lived history, since the Marlins were brought into the league as an expansion team in 1993. Coming into the last game, the Mets are 73-72 in games played on the road against the Marlins. They will try to stay above .500 tonight with first pitch scheduled for 5:10 p.m. since the Mets have a [...]
I’m not usually too keen on tipping my cap to players not wearing Mets uniforms, but this could not be overlooked. In an incident that was sort of forgotten in the Mets doubleheader sweep of the Marlins two days ago, Marlins third baseman Greg Dobbs did something that transcends the sport. In the ninth inning of the first, game Dobbs ripped a line drive into the first few rows along the first base line. The [...]
After a few rare off days in late August to ‘weather the storm’ that was Hurricane Irene, the Mets are back in action later this afternoon for a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins. Terry Collins addressed the media before the twin bill. He first off said the field is in great shape after the Category 1 hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit the northeast. The team evacuated after [...]
So Steve Carlton picked up the win last night for the Philadelphia Phillies… Actually, it was rookie Vance Worley, throwing a Carlton-like game, who picked up the win. During their history, the Mets always seem to have a knack for losing to no-name pitchers. Granted, Worley is on fire right now, but there’s no reason why this rookie, who was only supposed to tread water in the Phillies All-Star rotation, should have beaten the Mets [...]
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