Tag: history

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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A Lesson In Mets History

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a fan of history. Whether it be baseball or Mets history or the history of our nation, I love how history provides us with a template for the future. We tend to have short attention spans in this new media digital age. We tweet, surf the web and instant message while texting all at […]

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Oh, Give Me A Home

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

Citi Field, aged two, already has a past. Last year when we first saw the place, there were a lot of Brooklyn memorabilia and exhibits there. We knew that the Dodgers had moved to LA in the long ago fifties, so many of the visitors thought that something was wrong. And it was. Fred Wilpon, […]

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J-Niese Got A Gun

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

Born on the same day the Mets won their second World Series title, Jonathon Niese pitched like a champion last night against the San Diego Padres.  In shutting out the Padres, he allowed only one man to reach base all game, a double to centerfielder Chris Denorfia to lead off the third inning. Niese became […]

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Forever 14

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

In honor of the off-day yesterday, I wanted to pay homage to a guy who usually doesn’t get enough recognition in today’s Mets world, though plenty recognition in Mets history. And that guy is Gilbert Raymond Hodges, aka Gil Hodges. If you are familiar with the book Mets by the Numbers, I asked Jon Springer […]

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Halladay Throws A No-Hitter… Well That’s Just Perfect!

An article by posted on May 30, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, facing the minimum number of 27 Florida Marlins batters and retiring all of them in order in a 1-0 win. He struck out eleven of them. It was without a doubt, the best performance of his All-Star career. Halladay struck […]

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