You know what’s funny? Bad news. No, I’m not saying that bad news is funny. But the way people react to bad news is…well, kind of funny. You tell someone that a mutual friend has recently passed away. Tell them that a co-worker you both knew has been diagnosed with a disease. Mention that perhaps you yourself are having a ‘procedure’ done cause something’s wrong and it can be terminal. The way people react (myself […]
Earlier this season we all heard the gut-wrenching news that our beloved Gary Carter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. As the tears dried and the reality began to settle in, a discussion ensued. The Mets need to retire #8 for Gary. Others countered that if #8 is retired, then #17 for Keith must be retired as well. The debate raged on about who had more of an impact on the Mets: Keith or Gary? […]
The date was Sunday, October 3. The Mets suffered a heartbreaking, but yet typical loss, losing 2-1 to the Nats in 14 innings. Thus the curtain came down on 2010 and we ended the season 79-83. Within hours of the 2010 season ending, we had already given up on 2011. Normally winter is a time for fans to regroup, refocus and ‘wait till next year.’ But when 2010 ended, we were already saying ‘wait till […]
Question: What do Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, David Cone, Jesse Orosco, Bobby Ojeda and Ron Swoboda all have in common? Answer: They all played for the Yankees. After these individuals won a special place in our hearts forever, they all wound up playing for that other team, wearing those stupid pin stripes. Doc pitched a no-hitter in 96, a decade after he won a World Series ring with us. In 1999, David Cone pitched only the […]
Due to the changing nature of Baseball there are certain records which will stand forever. Cy Young’s 511 wins and Walter Johnson’s 113 shutouts come to mind. Nowadays pitchers don’t even toss 113 complete games much less 113 shutouts. Then there are records which were supposed to stand forever but did not, such as Ty Cobb’s 4191 hits. In 1928 Walter Johnson retired with 3508 strikeouts, a record that stood for over 50 years. However, The […]
The New York Mets announced they will hold their annual Welcome Home Dinner to benefit the Mets Foundation this Sunday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the New York Hilton Hotel, located at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information visit mets.com or call (718) 803-4074. Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, coaches, and all 25 Mets players will be in attendance. Pitcher R.A. Dickey will receive the Ya Gotta Believe award, named for former Mets pitcher […]
Duke Snider passed away earlier today in Escondido, CA. The former Brooklyn Dodger great was 84. He was Brooklyn’s CFer during what has been called ‘The Golden Era of Baseball in New York.’ And Golden it was. While Duke played CF for Brooklyn, Willie Mays covered CF for the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle played for the Yankees. Three of the greatest Center Fielders in history, all playing at the same time. And in […]
Gil Hodges must’ve been crazy! The Mets had just lost 101 games and finished in 10th place, 40 ½ GB of the Cardinals. Yet when Hodges was hired by the Mets in the off-season of 1967 he stated, ‘I see a lot more right with the Mets than wrong.’ Hodges first year as skipper provided us 73 wins, most in team history to date. And we all know what happened the year after. He and […]
Frank Edwin ‘Tug’ McGraw was a relief pitcher for the New York Mets for 9 seasons. Over that time he compiled 85 saves with a 3.17 ERA. But he is best remembered for a phrase. In 1973, as the Mets were treading water in the NLE basement at the end of August, McGraw coined the slogan ‘Ya Gotta Believe.’ Fox ‘Spooky’ Mulder was a fictitious character played by David Duchovny on ‘The X-Files.’ Mulder firmly […]
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