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This Weekend in Baseball History: Aug 22–August 24

An article by posted on August 22, 2008

AUGUST 22 1886: As Reds outfielder Abner Powell is chasing a ball hit into the gap, he is attacked by a stray dog that has run onto the field. With the dog tearing at his pant leg, Jimmy Wolfe of Louisville rounds the bases with an inside-the-park HR. 1934: The Red Sox defeat the White […]

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They Won’t Have Billy Wagner To Kick Around Anymore

An article by posted on August 20, 2008

It wasn’t long ago, when on the night before the start of the All Star Break, Billy Wagner blew a save and reaped the wrath of many Mets fans who growled at the thought of Wags being the lone representative for the Mets in the 2008 All Star game. Thanks to a last minute injury, David […]

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Your Morning Cup-A-Joe (John Maine Is Not A Closer Edition)

An article by posted on August 19, 2008

John Maine has pitched in two games since returning from the disabled list. He has totaled ten scoreless innings allowing just three hits and striking out nine batters. Rather than giving him props for returning as strong as he has, many are concerned about the number of pitches he is throwing during both those outings. […]

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The Three Ulti-Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

Baseball Tonight is currently running a special feature. For the month of August the cast of the show is selecting the three best players for each of the 30 Franchises. Fans can also cast their vote at ESPN.com. On Wednesday, August 20th, it will be the Mets turn and so I decided to write this […]

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The Three Ulti-Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

  Baseball Tonight is currently running a special feature. For the month of August the cast of the show is selecting the three best players for each of the 30 Franchises. Fans can also cast their vote at ESPN.com. On Wednesday, August 20th, it will be the Mets turn and so I decided to write […]

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The Week In Baseball: Aug 18–Aug 21

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

AUGUST 18 1886: Owner of the STL. Maroons, Henry Lucas, quits baseball due to its skyrocketing costs to operate a team. In three years, Lucas has spent $27,000 on his club. 1943: With a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh, Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game. 1960: Lew Burdette faces the minimum 27 batters as […]

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Johan Santana Pitches A Shutout, Mets Win 4-0

An article by posted on August 17, 2008

Oh yeah… Here come the Mets! Johan Santana pitched a three-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.  It was the fifth career shutout of Santana’s career, and it extended the Mets winning streak to six straight games, and 10 of their last 13. Santana started the game by retiring the first ten hitters and completely dominated the […]

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On The Campaign Trail With Jose Reyes

An article by posted on August 17, 2008

This upcoming November, we all will be electing a new President to lead this country. However, a far more important election this fall will be who is named Most Valuable Player of not only the National League, but also Mets Nation.   Jose Reyes quietly has been putting up MVP-like numbers all season long, all the […]

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Mets Win But Learn Billy Wagner’s Elbow Is Still Hurting

An article by posted on August 16, 2008

The Mets easily beat the Pirates today by a score of 7-4 on the strength of another solid performance by Pedro Martinez. It was the fifth straight win for the Mets and the game featured homeruns from shortstop Jose Reyes, and catcher Ramon Castro. However, the jubilation was short-lived when the Mets learned that closer […]

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Minor League Players of the Week – Wilmer Flores (SS) and Brad Holt (SP)

An article by posted on August 16, 2008

This feature is supposed to be just a single player, but I decided to have two players this week since they have been performing extremely well: Wilmer Flores of Kingsport and Bradley Holt of Brooklyn. I don’t know how much this will continue, but man Wilmer Flores has been extremely consistent offensively for the Kingsport […]

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