I may not know everything about the wonderful game of baseball just yet, but I do know that if your arch rivals knock you out of first place and go on to win it all, it can’t be a good thing. I’ve heard several theories both ways. Most of us definitely want the Phillies to choke. Yeah, I’m fully aware of the fact that they are one win away from victory and the odds of that happening [...]
It seems like an eternity since the Mets’ season crashed and burned into another bitter end. The last three weeks have enabled us to dissect the failures and successes of what could have been, and all of us seem to have our own answers and our own fixes for this team that we all love so much. The Mets haven’t really said much in the way of what the plan is for the off season, but [...]
The Mets got some good news today as the winners of this season’s Players Choice Comeback Players of the Year were announced. Fernando Tatis was the overwhelming choice in the National League. The following is from the official announcement… Perseverance and dedication took center stage today as Major League baseball players named Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee and New York Mets outfielder Fernando Tatis this season’s top comeback players. After not playing professionally in 2004 [...]
About two weeks ago, several bloggers including myself, raised the specter of not getting too caught up in the Mets going after Angels closer, Frankie Rodriguez. Many different sources were cited and even some of the signals we were getting from the organization seemed to be in par with the Mets not really considering K-Rod as an option. Sure, for the sake of appearances, I’m sure Omar Minaya would have picked up the phone and [...]
This week I will start an off-season feature where I’ll take a look back at the life and career of some influential people, both on and off the field, in the history of our beloved Mets. It’s only fitting that the initial one be dedicated to our first manager. Charles Dillon Stengel was born in Kansas City, MO on July 30, 1890. Although gifted in Baseball, Football and Basketball, Stengel’s dream was to be a [...]
Whether it is deserved or not, Luis Castillo has become the poster boy for last seasons failures… even though it was the bullpen that was the main culprit. The way I see it, Luis Castillo has become to 2008, what Guillermo Mota was to the 2007 season. It doesn’t matter if we get anything in return for him… It doesn’t matter if we have to eat the remainder of his contract… The bottom line is [...]
Just Show Me The Money! For those of you who still have a soft spot for Manny Ramirez and yearn for Omar Minaya to land talented and controversial outfielder, here is what he had to say to reporters as he left the Los Angeles Dodger’s clubhouse for what could be the last time. “I’m not talking, guys. I said all I had to say yesterday. I’ll send you guys a Christmas card. I think it [...]
Watching our arch rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies, get to the World Series guaranteed that this off-season is going to be particularly longer (and particularly more painful) than usual. But lets face it: the Phillies deserve it. They played with heart while we played like we were dead. Their offense came through in the clutch and ours didn’t. Their bullpen saved games while ours blew games. Seeing that we would have been up on the Phillies [...]
The 2008 Mets went quietly into the night. There was no fanfare, no curtain calls. The final chants ever shouted at Shea of Lets Go Mets were more out of desperation than of hope. As we reached into our gut one final time, we were dreaming of summoning the ghosts of rallies past. That did not happen. As we turned off our TV sets and fans shuffled tired feet out of the stadium for the [...]
October 13: 1903: The 1st World Series ever played is completed as the Boston Pilgrims defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 and take the series, 5 games to 3. 1914: The Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, rebound to win the World Series. “The Miracle Braves” defeat the Philadelphia A’s in the first sweep in Series history. 1921: In the first all New York “World” Series, the Giants beat the Yankees, 1-0 and [...]
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