Tag: history

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Ex-Met Nolan Ryan Leads Rangers To The Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Long before he wore a suit and was President of the Texas Rangers, long before he was enshrined in Cooperstown, long before he tossed all those no-hitters and struck out about 5 million batters, Nolan Ryan was a skinny kid with the Mets who was unable to break into our starting rotation. Born on January […]

Continue Reading »

In This Town, Winning Is Everything

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to CBS New York by Jason Keidel, David Wright is portrayed as solid player who never asked to be the team’s leader, and is frequently chastised by fans for not being one. He writes, What has Wright done so wrong? He doesn’t sign a $36 million contract and then loaf his way to the back of […]

Continue Reading »

Bobby V Could Be Next Mets Manager?

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog has posted that Peter Gammons told WFAN that he believes Bobby Valentine will be the next manager of the Mets. “I think there are two things: 1) He has a history and a good working relationship with Omar Minaya and 2) he is one guy that, though Jeff Wilpon will not always […]

Continue Reading »

Are We Living On Borrowed Time With David Wright?

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

It was a good day. We scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to defeat Montreal 5-4, reached .500 and now trailed the first place Phillies by just 3. Orber Moreno picked up the W in relief and Braden Looper collected his 20th save. Batting 7th that day was a rookie 3bman named […]

Continue Reading »

You Tell ‘em Beltran’s Comin! And Hell’s Comin’ With Him!!

An article by posted on July 15, 2010 0 Comments

In the most emotionally charged scene in the movie ‘Tombstone’ Wyatt Earp, played brilliantly by Kurt Russell, screams to Ike Clanton, ‘You tell ‘em I’m comin! And Hell’s comin’ with me!’ When the Mets headed north from Florida and embarked on the 2010 season, none of us were optimistic. By the time Spring Training ended […]

Continue Reading »

2010 Mets: A Dynasty In The Making?

An article by posted on June 18, 2010 0 Comments

As Mets fans, we’ve had our share of anguish and heartbreak over the years. In a way, we wouldn’t be Mets fans if it were not that way — long periods of frustration followed by a solitary moment of extreme jubilation and ecstasy. I think the 2010 Mets are about to break the mold that has been the […]

Continue Reading »

Shades Of 69 And 86? No. Shades Of 73? Yes

An article by posted on June 17, 2010 0 Comments

On the surface it appeared to be a typical summer day for the Mets. As usual, we were going nowhere, floundering in the second division, struggling to reach .500. When all was said and done, however, it turned out to be a crucial turning point in the history of our club. Mets GM M. Donald […]

Continue Reading »

Beltran Plays Center, Scheduled for Late July Return

An article by posted on June 12, 2010 0 Comments

Today the NY Post reported that Carlos Beltran played 3 innings in center field for Port St. Lucie.  He was responsible for 2 put-outs and went 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 singles, a home run, and a walk.  This is a significant indicator on the proximity of Carlos’ return to the Mets.  […]

Continue Reading »