It never fails with the Mets. Just as I had given up on the season after that debacle of a game against the Rockies Wednesday night (followed by the K-Rod meltdown), which if won would now have the team on a 4-game win streak, Johan and the Dickster hurl incredible gems to pull me back in. But how can you have time to enjoy R.A.’s almost no-hitter last night when you wake up on Saturday [...]
Watching what has transpired during the bottom of the eighth inning of tonight’s game between the Mets and the Phillies–a game that the Mets desperately needed to win to give themselves and their fan base any hope for the rest of the season–has so disgusted me I couldn’t even wait until the end of the game to vent. I was actually going to hold off on another blog post until after the Philly series, figuring [...]
I’ve never been a reader of the Wall Street Journal and I certainly wouldn’t buy it now that it is a total corporatist, right-wing propaganda tool owned by Rupert Murdoch (although truth be told the New York Post sports section is still a guilty pleasure). But lately Rupe has been throwing free copies to my door step to get me to subscribe and as a media junkie, I figured I’d check out their sports and [...]
Last night was one of those rare moments in my long life as a Mets fan when I was actually torn about wanting them to win the game. At the same time I was hoping that Oliver Perez would get out of that 2AM New York time jam, I was also rooting for a total implosion which would help kill two birds with one baseball–perhaps getting both Ollie and Jerry out of town. As I [...]
Even when the Mets sputtered into the All-Star break, the most skeptical of fans had to admit that this team still had a chance at either a division crown or a wild-card spot. While the offense might have been inconsistent, the bullpen not always reliable, and the manager a strategic misfit, the Mets still boasted some brilliant starting pitching, the resurgence of Wright and Reyes, and the most spunk, heart and personality we had seen [...]
When I heard Jason Bay get booed it was the last straw. The last straw as far as keeping my feelings about the booing of home team players as simply a rant among my friends. It was bad enough when David Wright was booed during last season and earlier this year. But when I heard Jason Bay pilloried at Citi Field during the recent series against the Braves, I had to write something–somewhere–to get my [...]
I have a feeling that I would really enjoy having a philosophical conversation about life with Jerry Manuel. A conversation about baseball strategy? Not so much. Jerry says and does a lot of incomprehensible things when it comes to running a baseball team and last night’s game against the Marlins took the cake. While I certainly appreciate the way J-Man has this team fighting until the last out in every game, I have zero confidence [...]
Although I often cringe at the MMO posts that are almost an hour-by-hour barometer of the current state of the Mets (lose a few in a row, we’re terrible/win a few in a row, we’re pennant contenders), I couldn’t resist starting to write this as Johan Santana dejectedly trudged off the mound after the lambasting the Phillies laid on him in the fourth inning tonight. Because here’s the bottom line: If Johan Santana cannot take [...]
I don’t know about you, but as a die-hard Elton John fan I was thrilled when during last night’s game against the Braves, Keith Hernandez mentioned the song “I’ve Seen That Movie Too,” an obscure number from Elton’s 1973 “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album. (I believe it was during that conference on the mound where our boys were discussing yet another John Maine injury.) And what was even more impressive was that both Keith and [...]
It’s been almost three months since my last missive (it gets old using the word “blog”) because once the hot stove league season ended (another campaign the Mets lost, by the way), I didn’t think it would be healthy or productive to comment on every twist and turn of spring training or even the first couple of weeks of the season. But let me tell ya, reading this and other Mets-related websites every day, and [...]
Okay, so the Mets went 1-for-2 on their attempts to get a power hitting outfielder and a top of the rotation starter. Then after whiffing on pitchers Jason Marquis and Joel Pineiro and catcher Bengie Molina (the most welcome strikeouts since Kevin Bass in 1986), they didn’t even offer at pitchers Doug Davis, Ben Sheets and Jon Garland. So Omar and company spent the last week taking their swings at the remaining scraps on the [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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