Tag: history

Tsujimoto Has A Live Arm

An article by posted on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

While researching RHP Kent Tsujimoto, who the Mets signed to a minor league deal today, I came across some interesting facts to pass along. According to NPB Tracker, Tsujimoto made history a few years ago, when at age 15, he became the youngest player ever drafted in NPB history. Last season, while playing for the independent […]

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Some Great Mets Moments Through the Mic

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments

When we tune into a baseball game, watching the game itself is only half of the story. We watch countless games day in and day out in hope of witnessing a truly historic baseball moment that will be revered and held close to our hearts for the rest of our lives. One aspect of these moments that seals […]

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Mets Will Host The 2013 All-Star Game: Just What the Doctor Ordered

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Nearly forty seven years ago Johnny Callison hit a walk off home run in the 1964 All-Star Game at Shea Stadium, that being the first and only time the Mets in their 49-year history would host an All-Star Game. Now in 2011, Sports Illustrated and sources close to Jon Heyman are reporting that the New […]

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Josh Thole Hopes To Give Mets Stability Behind The Plate

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Josh Thole goes into spring training as the odds-on favorite to get the bulk of the playing time at catcher. Even if manager Terry Collins goes to a lefty-righty platoon with Thole and the newly acquired Ronny Paulino, it would be the left-handed hitting Thole getting the lion’s share of at-bats. If Thole can handle […]

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Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

The Mets have officially announced the signing of right-hander Chris Young this afternoon as well as that of outfielder Scott Hairston to one year deals. GM Sandy Alderson spoke glowingly about Young in a press release, “Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year. We were together in San Diego when he was […]

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After Strawberry, It’s Been 20 Years of Musical Chairs In Right Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest rightfielder in franchise history is and before you get to the word “franchise”, you’ll get your answer – Darryl Strawberry.  Now ask them who the best rightfielder is after the Straw Man and you’ll hear crickets. It’s no surprise that no one can name the second best rightfielder […]

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Off The Reservation For Today

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

I hope that Joe D. will forgive me this post, but I’d like to put in a few words about some local athletes who are tearing up the record books by playing their game very well. I’m speaking as someone who spent her freshman year at UCONN idolizing the men’s basketball team and interning on […]

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The Winter Of Our Discontent

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Opening Day is 3 ½ months away and we all know what to expect in 2011. Not a damn thing. Sandy Alderson has stated that it will be a season to observe, to listen and learn, and rebuild for the future. Safe to say not many of us have hope for next season. It’s December 2010 […]

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Time Waits For No One. But Mets Fans Continue To Wait

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

Gas was 89 cents per gallon. The average cost of a new car was $9,200. One could buy a new home for just over $89,000. Median household income was $22,400 and the Dow Jones was under 1900. A nuclear power plant blew up in Chernobyl and the Challenger blew up over Florida. The top grossing […]

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From Left Field: Dissecting The Hiring of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Though the “decision” did not have as much hype as that of LeBron James’ over the summer, it’s official: Terry Collins is the 20th manager in New York Mets team history. As a fan, I find myself as cautiously optimistic about this hiring. To be honest, I had no true preference among the four candidates […]

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