Tag: Darryl Strawberry

Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

You remember the parting words. After the Mets infamously failed to make even a token hometown discount offer to the greatest shortstop in the team’s half century on the diamond, California import Sandy Alderson took the low road as GM. “If you are asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

Rust? What rust? David Wright had sort of a triumphant return last night as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 in the opening game of their weekend series. Wright had terrific night at the plate and showed no rust from his seven week layoff going 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. […]

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Wright Goes Deep, Bats Come Alive In Mets 6-4 Victory

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Goes Deep, Bats Come Alive In Mets 6-4 Victory

The Mets wasted no time getting things going in the top of the first. Eric Young doubled to lead off the game. Young stole third and was driven in by Daniel Murphy, and before Cole Hamels had recorded an out it was 1-0. David Wright then clubbed a homer to the opposite field and it […]

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Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

Power hitters don’t usually run very well.  And speedsters aren’t prone to hitting home runs.  So it would be reasonable to say that players who are among the league leaders in home runs don’t usually find their names near the top of the triples leader board.  Of course, there have been some exceptions over the […]

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Congratulations To Wilmer Flores On His MLB Debut!

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Congratulations To Wilmer Flores On His MLB Debut!

Of course, you must have known I’d have a Custom MMO GFX ready to go for this occasion… In case you missed the big news, the New York Mets have promoted Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Mets and even Flores who celebrates his 22nd birthday today. […]

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Gee Solid, Young The Hero in Mets 4-2 Victory

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Solid, Young The Hero in Mets 4-2 Victory

Dillon Gee looked sharp and Eric Young Jr. closed with some fireworks as the Mets snapped the Royals’ nine-game winning streak in 11 innings tonight. The Mets got it going right away in the first when David Wright smacked his 16th home run of the year, bringing in Juan Lagares as well to make the […]

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Where’s Jerry Koosman AND Ed Kranepool?

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Where’s Jerry Koosman AND Ed Kranepool?

That’s the cover of this year’s Mets Media Guide. I was taking a look at it this morning and thought I spotted a curious omission. Before you read any further, take a look and see if you can spot it too… Here is who is featured on the cover starting at the top and going […]

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Celebrity Softball Game: The Underrated Gem Of The All-Star Festivities

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Celebrity Softball Game: The Underrated Gem Of The All-Star Festivities

Jennie Finch Takes The Mound At Celebrity Softball Game This past Sunday I had the privilege of attending All-Star Sunday at Citi Field.  Since tickets to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby were through the roof,it was a fun and inexpensive way to get to Flushing to see Citi Field dressed to the nines […]

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Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

Yesterday, the New York Mets announced that Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony […]

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