Memorial Day weekend is a great time for baseball. Families around the northeast will have their first traditional BBQ of the year. I love Memorial Day because (with respect to Gary Keith and Ron), I enjoy sitting outside and listening to the WFAN broadcast while enjoying some delicious BBQ. This weekend, the San Diego Padres head east to join the Mets for the start of the longest home stand of the season. This weekend will [...]
This evening, former Met Rusty Staub was joined by several Mets bloggers on a conference call. On June 2nd, the Mets 50th Anniversary Alumni Bobblehead series will feature Rusty Staub. The following day, Staub will be a judge during Banner Day! We were given a chance to ask Staub one question, so I decided to ask him about the relationship with a hitting coach during a slump, and what his thoughts on Ike Davis’ struggles [...]
Yesterday, Joe D posted some thoughts regarding sending Ike Davis down to the minor leagues. During the discussion I threw a thought out there. “What if Duda is the 1B of the future, and not Ike?” For the most part it got ignored, but after last night’s poor at bat as a pinch hitter, I still have to wonder. What if? What if all of us who desperately wanted another young star to call our [...]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…one of my all-time favorite cities, and home of one of the worst Mets memories of my life. It was September of 2006, my girlfriend and I had booked a trip to see the Mets face the Pirates long before the standings looked the way they did. As we walked the Clemente Bridge, you would have thought you were at Shea West. More Mets fans than Buccos fans, and what made it even more [...]
There’s nothing like a little controversy to keep us all busy for the next 6+ hours before first pitch tonight huh? Doesn’t it seem like whenever the Mets lose the final game of a series, there is always that “how will they bounce back from ____?” Whether it be a bullpen disaster, injuries, or a dispute in the dugout. They always make it interesting don’t they? Tonight, the odd 2 game NL Central theme continues. [...]
There will be a special Meet and Greet with the Binghamton Mets on Monday, May 21, at 5:30 pm at New Britain Stadium before the start of the game at 6:35 pm. It is a great opportunity to meet the top prospects in the Mets farm system as they make their way to the big leagues! If that wasn’t enough, there will be an all you can eat buffet for $10. For more info, check [...]
I’m not sure who is feeling better today, the Mets players or their fans? Sure, the Phillies didn’t have Howard or Utley, but they had Halladay and Lee and the Mets still swept them in Philadelphia! Before the Arizona series, I explained how I thought that series through the Toronto series were going to tell us a lot about this Mets team. So far, they are 5-1, and have 10 more games to go. After [...]
I don’t know if you noticed (how could you not?) but it seems like every time a young player does something positive, we see discussions here, and even on WFAN yesterday regarding which GM brought that player to the Mets. First, as I’ve said here I think Minaya did a better job than most give him credit for. Second, let us please stop pretending that Alderson has been here for 5+ years and has yet [...]
The quickest homestand ever is now officially over. Taking 2 out of 3 from Arizona should be a nice boost in confidence for the Mets as they head into unfriendly territory at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies are coming off a 9-3 win in prime time over the Nationals, and are looking to shed themselves of this last place skin they currently wear. After this series, the Mets only have one trip to [...]
Last night, we had a fan post on here in reaction to Bobby Ojeda’s mini rant on SNY. I have to say, I view it differently than how Ojeda made it sound, or at least how it was viewed by the fan post. Just because the Mets are looking to be disciplined at the plate, doesn’t mean they are refusing to swing the bat. The “philosophy” is meant to force pitchers to throw strikes, thus [...]
I start this series preview as an angry Mets fan. Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes me madder as a fan than when a team plays down to the level of their competition. The Houston Astros shouldn’t have won 2 games against the Mets, let alone sweep them. Everything was in the Mets favor heading into that series, and they laid down. I’m not one to judge Terry Collins on little moves here and there. [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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