Tag: history

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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Ron Darling: A Worthy Choice For A Noble Task

An article by posted on May 14, 2010 0 Comments

My Baseball Wish… If Bud Selig ever leaves his job as Commissioner of Major League Baseball, I wish that the powers that are behind that throne would send out a contract to Ron Darling offering him the job. A bit of history about Ron – born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a French Canadian Father and […]

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The Mets Past Is Today’s Prologue

An article by posted on April 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are proving that winning baseball isn’t just measured by pure numbers such as batting averages or home runs or even low walk totals. Winning baseball is a mishmash of that along with solid clutch playing and a really big chaser of luck. Luck isn’t something the Mets are used to lately not to […]

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Fred Wilpon, It’s Time To Save Your Team

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

It was once said in a famous quote, “Only Nixon could go to China”. Back in the sixties the Communist states of China and the Soviet Union broke off their strategic alliance. Nixon saw this as an opportunity to gain a Cold War edge on the Soviets by warming up to the Chinese. It was […]

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This Was One For The Ages

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s epic 20 inning marathon between the Cardinals and the Mets had more ups and downs than a ride on the Cyclone in Coney Island. When the game finally came to an end and I saw Luis Castillo field the grounder off the bat of Ryan Ludwick and fire it to Mike Jacobs at first […]

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