The first week of the season has been one of mixed emotions. It has provided us with both sources for optimism as well as reason for concern. Our hitting is off to a good start. Delgado has continued his offensive onslaught from last year, Beltran and Wright are definitely doing their part, Daniel Murphy is hitting just under 300 and Reyes, although a bit sluggish thus far, will soon kick it into high gear. Last […]
After capturing the NL pennant in 2000, the Mets quickly sunk to the depths of mediocrity. 2001 saw the defending league champions struggle to get to 500, finishing 82-80, 3rd place, 6 games back. From 02-04, our Mets fell faster than George W.’s Approval Rating. We averaged just 71 wins and finished a combined 86 games out of first. Then, Omar Minaya was brought in as GM and almost overnight his impact was felt. It […]
In the forty five years the Mets played at Shea, some of the greatest ever have performed on the field. True legends have appeared on the green grass of our home. No, I’m not talking Tom Seaver, Sandy Koufax or Henry Aaron. I’m referring to some of the biggest names in the history of Rock and Roll. From 1965 through 2008, a wide variety of musical icons played before tens of thousands of fans. Everyone […]
To Mets fans Ralph Kiner has been one of the voices who has brought us both the highlights and lowlights throughout our team’s history. He’s been in the broadcast booth since 1962 and has witnessed everyone from Felix Mantilla and Don Zimmer to Jose Reyes and David Wright. Teamed with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy for 17 years, he was not as polished as his colleagues in the booth. But he still managed to find […]
One of the things that makes me proudest to be a Mets fan is the way our team has always honored our past. While we keep one eye on the future, we never forget where we came from. The Mets have built a history of paying homage to our National League heritage. Our team colors are blue and orange: Dodger blue and Giant orange. The ‘NY’ logo on our cap is reminiscent of the cap […]
What is it about our National Pastime that we love so much? Why does the heart of every fan become filled with hope in the springtime and then end with the harsh reality of winter? The reasons we love the game are diverse. But one thing that makes the grand ol’ game so magical is the numbers. If you don’t like stats, then this is not the game for you. Yes, there have been minor […]
There have only been a handful of players in Mets history that can be referred to by first name only. One of these is Darryl. Colorful, exciting and controversial, the life of Darryl Strawberry resembles a Shakespearean Tragedy. He thrived playing major league baseball, battled personal demons, defeated drug and alcohol addiction and encountered legal problems. His fall from grace was monumental. But his life has come full circle. On May 6, 1983 Tom Seaver […]
This sounds like a joke. Brian Cashman and Hank Steinbrenner walk onto a car lot and immediately head over to the brand new 2009 Lexus. One hour later, Omar and Jeff Wilpon walk onto a car lot. They walk right by the newer models and instead choose to look at a used 72 Pinto. I’m not going to write about the Wilpon’s being cheap. We have the 3rd highest payroll in baseball and that argument […]
Before there was David Wright, before there was Mike Piazza, before there was Keith Hernandez, there was Tom Seaver. He was the first true superstar to wear the blue & orange, the first ‘Face of the Mets.’ And to this day, a quarter of a century after he pitched his last game for us, he still remains the fans all-time favorite. Of 800+ players who have played for the Mets, Seaver’s #41 remains the only […]
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