Tag: history

Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees 2013 Season As “Something To Build On”

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees 2013 Season As “Something To Build On”

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson joined the SNY telecast during tonight’s Mets vs. Brewers game and touched on a wide variety of topics with Gary, Keith and Ron including this season, the upcoming winter, Travis d’Arnaud among others. 2013 Season Alderson stated that he was “generally disappointed” with the season and is “not happy” but […]

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Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

Below are several memorable moments during Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure. May 22, 1998 – Acquired by the Mets from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz. May 23, 1998 – Makes his Mets debut at Shea Stadium, going 1-4 with an RBI double in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee. June […]

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Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

On Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field, Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Milwaukee Brewers […]

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Featured Post: Dillon Gee Has Pitched His Way Into An Exclusive Club

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Dillon Gee Has Pitched His Way Into An Exclusive Club

Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation.  The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler‘s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of […]

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Alderson On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

Adam Rubin points out that Mets GM Sandy Alderson is on track to become the first general manager in the 52 year history of the franchise to post increasing loss totals in each of his first three seasons. Sandy Alderson soon will become 1st GM in #Mets history to post increasing losses totals in each of […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: A Soundtrack For Last Night’s Mets Loss Edition

An article by posted on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: A Soundtrack For Last Night’s Mets Loss Edition

Last nights game between the Mets and the Cleveland  Indians was stomach churning bad. That first inning pitched by Jon Niese made me wish that Shaun Marcum was still with the team (well not really). All I know is that after viewing last night’s game, I have finally come to terms with the fact that […]

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Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

An article by posted on September 4, 2013 0 Comments
Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

For a team that after three seasons still has so many holes to fill, I find it amazing how many times I read posts about trading away the few productive players we do have for either more prospects or merely for the fact that arbitration is approaching. Yesterday, in a post on MetsBlog announcing that […]

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Being A Mets Fan Isn’t All That Bad

An article by posted on August 30, 2013 0 Comments
Being A Mets Fan Isn’t All That Bad

Good ol’ Ted Berg wrote up a piece for USA Today where he details 16 reasons that being a Met fan isn’t so bad… It’s a light-hearted read on a Friday that’ll put a smile on your face, so here are some excerpts. 1. They’ve got the best mascot in sports Mr. Met is not just […]

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From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella […]

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