The Houston Astrodome is coming down as we speak. The following is just one of the memorable games the New York Mets played at historic dome. The original New York Mets were more often described as a circus act than a competitive professional baseball team. Fans flocked to the Polo Grounds, and later Shea Stadium, to catch a glimpse of Casey Stengel, or maybe Marv Throneberry miss touching a base running from first to third. […]
Robinson Cano is not the answer to the New York Mets problems. A 31-year old free agent, Cano’s sticker price is somewhere around 10 years/$300 million. In fan speak that’s somewhere in the nosebleed section. Which Major League Baseball organization is ready to invest in a player who will earn $30 million per season (assuming he earns $30 million per year) at age 38, 39, 40 and 41. The New York Yankees won’t. The Los […]
Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. Backman’s 14-year major league career ended two decades ago, but his passion for the game of baseball has not died, […]
New York Mets History: August 4, 1982 – Former New York Met Joel Youngblood became the first player in Major League history to get a base hit for two different teams in two different cities in the same day. He started the day as a New York Met and collected a two-run single off Ferguson Jenkins in the third inning at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. Youngblood was notified he was traded to the […]
You’re late. My (bloodshot) eyes dropped, not in shame, but in search of explanation. My iPhone read 10:54 a.m. Where have you been? No excuses, I thought. I am sorry. I flat out overslept. I was up until 3:45 a.m. Are you sick? No. Why were you up so late? You wouldn’t understand. Amuse me. OK. You have passions outside of work, right? Baseball is mine. Last night I began watching a baseball game that […]
By the time I arrived at Shea Stadium in mid-June, a Dwight Gooden start had become a New York event. I had been watching Gooden baffle opponents on television over the first two months of the 1985 season. The first month he shut out the Philadelphia Phillies twice and the Cincinnati Reds. From May and early June he pitched into the seventh inning in all seven of his starts. He was four days younger than […]
Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything in between. No two games are the same, but many are alike. They all come back to the final out. […]
When the day arrives, and it’s clear Zack Wheeler has “figured it out,” this will be the day he will appreciate most. New York Mets fans will prefer to reflect on Wheeler’s first MLB start, six shutout innings vs. Atlanta, but Sunday will be one of those starts that will educate the Mets rookie most as he moves forward. The Mets and Wheeler were roughed up by the Washington Nationals 13-2 Sunday at Citi Field. […]
In celebration of Father’s Day, Metsmerized Online takes a look at the most memorable Mets-related Father’s Day games in team history. On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children in the stands, here’s what happened … By the eighth inning 32,904 Mets fans were cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies, […]
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