2009 Is Gonna Be “Gangsta”

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

It was like the movie Groundhog Day. Except instead of waking up to Sonny & Cher every morning, once again, we are waking up the day after the Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in the last game of the season. Last year was heartbreaking because the lead lost and this year was heartbreaking because […]

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Shea It Ain’t So

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

Being so caught up in the Mets-Marlins and Cub-Brewers games, I didn’t even bother to notice that the Phillies also won yesterday, pushing the Mets back to finishing three games behind in the National League East.  It basically would have taken four more wins during the season to take the division, but still only one […]

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Pedro Wants To Come Back? No Thanks!

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

Adam Rubin of the Daily News has a poignant article about Pedro Martinez who is planning to pitch again next season. “I’m going to take myself some time to rest and finally finish taking care of all the problems that are still around my family after my dad passed away,” Martinez said shortly after the […]

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There Are Winners. And Then, There Are Champions

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

There’s a world of difference between good teams and great teams. There is a vast disparity between being a winner and being a champion. The 2008 Mets are a good team, not a great team. They are winners, but definitely not champions. Many people this season have accused this club of having no heart. This […]

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The First Of What Will Be Many Off-Season Rants

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

I’m still trying to digest everything that has taken place. It’s hard to believe that we can end the season so remarkably similar to last year which was what we were trying to avoid all costs. I have so much I want to say, but it’s still too convoluted right now. There are some things I do […]

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Breaking News: Jerry Manuel To Return In 2009

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that Jerry Manuel will return to manage the Mets in 2009 and that both sides will be working on a new contract in the next few days. The Mets have decided to bring back Jerry Manuel as manager despite the disappointing end to their season, SI.com has learned. Manuel […]

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Oliver Perez – Livin’ On A Prayer

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Somehow, I found these lyrics to be very fitting today. We’ve got to hold on to what weve got.It doesnt make a difference if we make it or not.Weve got each other and thats a lot,For love – we’ll give it a shot. Oh, We’re half way there,Oh, Oh, Livin’ on a prayer.Take my hand […]

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Game Preview: Marlins vs Mets, Our Destiny is In our Ability to Win

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

I bet professional sportswriters dream for days like today. The last regular season game at Shea Stadium will be one played with fire and brimstone as the Mets are on the line for the postseason. Win and then we see what the Brewers do, lose and then we have to pray. There are so many […]

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Oliver Perez Will Get It Done

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Are you nervous? Well, you should be… But at the same time you should be excited as well. This afternoon, as the Mets close out Shea Stadium with pomp and circumstance, Oliver Perez will take the mound and depending on which Oliver Perez shows up, the Mets may or may not play baseball again beyond […]

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Back From The Dead: Mets Back In The Wild Card!

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers have just lost to the Chicago Cubs and are now tied with the New York Mets for the National League Wild Card! Just when you thought we were out… they dragged us back in… What a thrill ride this is shaping up to be… The Mets will now send Oliver Perez to […]

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