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Could Backman Do Better?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Could Backman Do Better?

There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.”  Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation.  The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor […]

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A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The […]

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Broadcasting Games For A Loser Presents Certain Challenges

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Broadcasting Games For A Loser Presents Certain Challenges

In an article that was highly critical of the New York Mets, Bob Raissman of the Daily News pondered how challenging it must be for SNY to broadcast Mets games and still keep the viewers from tuning out. With no end to the Mets’ ineptitude and misery in sight, their broadcasters are the only entertaining […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

I think all of us knew the 2013 Mets were not a playoff caliber baseball team. However I was also of the belief that although the Mets were not postseason ready, they would at least be competitive. Boy was I wrong. Here we are a week before Father’s Day, and we find the Mets in […]

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Is Sandy Alderson’s Message Getting Tired and Old?

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Is Sandy Alderson’s Message Getting Tired and Old?

Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN on Monday afternoon and had a lot to say on a variety of topics which I summarized for you below. Before that, check out what John Harper of the Daily News had to say about Sandy’s latest version of “Cry Me A River”. It was […]

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Has The Allure And New Ballpark Smell Of Citi Field Worn Off?

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
Has The Allure And New Ballpark Smell Of Citi Field Worn Off?

One of my favorite baseball sites is StadiumJourney.com. Founded by Paul Swaney, Stadium Journey has become the best destination site for sports fans who are planning their own baseball or other sports road trips. Their invaluable tips and ballpark and stadium reviews provide all the information you need to plan ahead and know what to expect. […]

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Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

The GM is one of the most despised people in New York. People are calling for the manager to be fired. The entire team is neither executing nor playing fundamentally sound baseball. We’re not hitting and fans are now outnumbered by empty seats. The Mets seem destined for a 90+ loss season and avoiding 100 losses […]

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Foul Territory: Toddler Goes Flying At Mariners Game

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments

I’ve seen some crazy things in my 40 years of watching baseball, and one of the most bizarre acts of our National Pastime is watching what some crazed fans would do just to catch a foul ball or a home run into the seats. You know what I’m talking about, right? Last night, during the […]

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Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, that he remains committed to the organization’s focus on player development that general manager Sandy Alderson has championed since being hired in October 2010. Wilpon visited Double-A Binghamton yesterday and preached patience and satisfaction with the plan. “There’s a plan. You […]

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Featured Post: Sandy’s Mets Are Not Progressing

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Sandy’s Mets Are Not Progressing

After an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins and a loss to begin the Nats series, the Mets find themselves on pace for just 66 wins and 96 losses which would amount to their worst season in a full decade.  Certainly there is time for such grim propositions to change, but […]

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