Tag: history

Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

One day after he loaded the bases and was pulled from a save opportunity with one out, Jenrry Mejia rebounded on Wednesday night with a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Mejia fielded a comebacker and flipped it to Lucas Duda at first base for the final out and […]

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Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

If you would have told me one month ago that the Mets would play meaningful games in September, I would have laughed it off and then said: “sure, next September.” Now, with 16 games to go, the Mets find themselves just 5 1/2 games out of the second wildcard spot. They trail the Pirates who […]

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Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

An article by posted on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

A simple search of my Twitter feed, or my comment history on this site will reveal a strong dislike for Lucas Duda (as a baseball player, I don’t know the man). This spring when the Mets were auditioning both Duda and the since traded Ike Davis for the everyday first base spot, I strongly backed […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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Mets Minors: Las Vegas 51s Make PCL History With Four Straight Jacks

An article by posted on May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Las Vegas 51s Make PCL History With Four Straight Jacks

The Las Vegas 51s made history in the Pacific League during Thursday night’s game against the Salt Lake Bees when they hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back jacks in the top of the fourth inning. It all started when Allan Dykstra launched a ball over the right field wall for his fifth home run of the season. Then Zach Lutz followed and hit […]

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And The Beat Goes On

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
And The Beat Goes On

You know what I am growing tired of lately? It seems the people who cover the New York Mets feel it is their obligation to contribute whatever they can to ensure the fan base feels as lousy as possible with regards to their support of the NY Mets. I don’t understand why crushing the team […]

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The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the […]

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Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

In an interview on Friday morning with Boomer and Carton on WFAN, Tom Seaver said that the Mets have never approached him about erecting a statue or monument in his honor at Citi Field. “I understand that I’m a part of the history of the game of baseball, it is going to be what it […]

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Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Trades, Desperation and Learning to Let Go

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Trades, Desperation and Learning to Let Go

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave In Spain Sometime this season the Mets may be faced with a difficult decision: Faced with dramatically declining attendance and fan outrage (or worse, apathy), do they give up a player who is a top prospect or fan favorite in order to acquire desperately needed improvements or radically re-structure […]

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