Tag: baseball

A MetsWrighter’s View of Citi Field

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Dwight Gooden may not have been at Citi Field to see his nephew hit his 500th career homerun, but I was. I have been to my share of Mets games over the years, but I have never witnessed a player reaching a momentous milestone like that. It was amazing! And the ironic part is, if […]

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Is Big Pelf Really Big?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re talking about his stature and his 6’7″ frame, than by all accounts Mike Pelfrey has earned the nickname of “Big Pelf”. However, if the word “big” is supposed to be indicative of his performance level when he takes the mound, well I’m not buying it. Not yet anyway. The Mets must have bought […]

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Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments
Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

Every year more than dozen new baseball books hit the shelf at this time of the year. If you only have time to read one, then let me suggest Ron Darling’s new book entitled “The Complete Game”. The book is a wonderful look into the life of a major league pitcher. Darling includes his own […]

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Act Two: Big Pelf Takes Center Stage

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get […]

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And The Winner Is…

An article by posted on March 27, 2009 0 Comments

Field of Dreams   Field of Dreams took on The Natural in the final round of the tournament, and much like Roy Hobbs did in the movie, it knocked the stuffing out of the ball. The final vote tally was 504 – 425. Either movie could have won and I’m sure few would have been […]

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This One Just for Fun: A-Fraud Loves Himself

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

At the risk of being identified as a “moron” for detracting from the stellar character possessed by one A-Fraud, I figured the base might get a kick out of the NY Post story about how much that excellent baseball player and all-around wonderful NY Yankee, Alexander Rodriguez, spends lots of time admiring himself. (C’mon admit […]

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Ron Swoboda Takes A Swipe At A-Rod

An article by posted on February 21, 2009

Former Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda, who helped the Mets win their first world championship in 1969, leveled some sharp criticism at Alex Rodriguez. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post recently interviewed the beloved Met. Swoboda’s love for baseball remains pure. But the steroid scandal and the escapades of Alex Rodriguez disgust him. “He is a tremendous athlete, […]

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Out With Old And In With New

An article by posted on February 20, 2009

Here are some stunning pictures from CitiField taken this week. You can click on each image to view a larger picture. Thanks to Stadium Page for the new photos, and make sure you visit them to see even more shots of our new park.  With Shea Stadium gone, the focus now shifts to our new […]

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Jerry Manuel On 2008 Versus 2009

An article by posted on February 15, 2009

The following has been transcribed from some of the questions from Saturday’s press conference by Jerry Manuel. Q: Was something missing the past two years? A: Again, what’s key is you try to identify what you think was wrong, and the obvious you try to address. But from the position that I sit in, you […]

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K-Rod 3 Years $37MM vs. Ollie 3 Years $36MM

An article by posted on February 4, 2009

Lost in the excitement of the Oliver Perez signing, is a very underreported yet very interesting fact. Most of us agree that the Mets overpaid to get the Oliver Perez deal done. It was a move I certainly won’t argue with. But, now that the dust has settled, it’s become apparent to me that we […]

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