Tag: Gary Carter

3 Up & 3 Down: Knocking Off The Nationals Edition

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: Knocking Off The Nationals Edition

Baseball is such a great sport. There is something for everyone, offense, defense, strategy, statistics, history and pitching. I’ll take a well pitched game over a slugfest any day. When you look at the Washington Nationals starting rotation, you just got to love what you see: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez (one of my favorites), Jordan […]

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Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

John Buck, 32, has started the season with blinders on. He is focused and locked into every pitch the second it releases a pitcher’s hand and it’s almost as if it heads to the plate in super slow motion for him. He’s kept criticism at bay and been one of the bigger surprises for the Mets in the early […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  For the 1986 edition of the Mets, their turning point may well have occurred in only the 6th game of the season when, after winning their first two contests but dropping the next three, the team sat […]

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Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 14 Comments
Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

The Mets made it official this afternoon and named David Wright the team’s captain, joining a select group that includes John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “I’m honored and very proud to be on that short list of guys that have been considered captain […]

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Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

Updated on 3/21 Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets. Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “To be viewed in […]

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Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

Nearly flawless in his last start, Matt Harvey took his lumps today, but on a positive note rebounded and regained control. Harvey gave up a three-run homer to Washington’s Bryce Harper in the first inning, but rebounded to throw three scoreless innings and strike out six in an 8-5 loss. Harvey settled down to retire 11 of the final […]

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Remembering The Great No. 8

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering The Great No. 8

I was walking around the mall yesterday with my wife, trying to get her to go into labor with our second child (first son). They say walking is good for kick-starting the labor process at this point, and as we were walking around, I decided to duck into the sports memorabilia store. I was pacing through the store, looking at the […]

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The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 14 Comments
The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

One year ago today, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer at the young age of 57.  Carter’s loss was felt throughout the Mets community, with tributes ranging from t-shirts to a home plate candlelight vigil to commemorative patches on the team’s jerseys and the outfield wall at Citi Field. Carter was a leader […]

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Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering Gary Carter: Sometimes There IS Crying In Baseball

Keith Hernandez flied out to center for the second out of the inning. A tomblike silence fell over Shea. Fans stared in disbelief. The 108 regular season wins plus 6 more in the post-season meant nothing. Vin Scully announced Marty Barrett was chosen player of the game. And then…number 8 stepped to the plate. In […]

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Featured Post: My First Championship, My First Car, My Own Personal Evolution

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: My First Championship, My First Car, My Own Personal Evolution

1986 was a great year. Sure, there was Doc and Darryl, Keith and Kid, Mookie and Mitchell, slow rollers and swagger. But for me, personally, it was also one of the best years of my life. I turned 21 that November. I was now ‘legal.’ I started my senior year in college, my entire life and […]

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David Wright: Best Met Ever?

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright: Best Met Ever?

With his third inning single last night, David Wright became the Mets’ all-time hits leader.  He did so in more than 500 fewer games, nearly 600 fewer plate appearances, and more than 700 fewer ABs than the team’s previous leader, Ed Kranepool.  Ultimately, this most recent record only scratches the surface of David Wright’s accomplishments […]

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