“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets dugout, only to be retrieved by Mets skipper Gil Hodges to reveal a smudge of shoe polish, awarding Jones first […]
Marlon Byrd, OF MMO Player of the Week! The Mets had a dismal week out there over the last seven days, having played only four games due to multiple rain outs. Unfortunately, all but one game ended with a check in the Loss Column. It might have been an even worse week for the Amazins’ if not for our player of the week, Marlon Byrd! Byrd left the yard twice over the course of the week […]
Summer’s nearly here, baseball is getting into full swing, and the Mets are bringing live music to Citi Field to start the summer right! Last year the Mets held their first summer concert series, where bands such as REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, and MercyMe followed Mets games. It was a great success for the Mets, so they’re doing it again this year with bigger and better musical acts. Foreigner, one of the biggest selling rock […]
Saturday’s marathon was the longest game ever in Citi Field history and the longest in the majors since April 17, 2010, when the Mets beat St. Louis, 2-1 in 20 innings. The previous long at Citi Field was October 3, 2010, a 14-inning, 2-1 loss to the Nationals. Saturday was also tied for the fourth-longest game in franchise history and the longest since the April 17, 2010 game in St. Louis. The last home game […]
The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, John Gibbons (24th overall 1980), John Christensen (38th overall 1981), Terry Blocker (4th overall 1981), Stan Jefferson (20th overall 1983), Rod Gaspar […]
OMG – OMG – OMG!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! DON’T MESS WITH THE NO-HAN!!!! After 8,019 regular season games spanning 50 years without a no-hitter in Mets history,Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter Friday in a 8-0 win over the Cardinals. The Cy Young Award winning southpaw tossed 134 pitches in the effort, and was simply brilliant, pitching the best game of his career in front of a crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate […]
I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in the near future. It turns out […]
I’m sure you’re looking at the title of this post, scratching your head and wondering what the fudge I’m talking about. Well, the Ike Davis currently playing for the Mets is not the first player named Ike Davis to suit up for a major league team. And with the way the 21st century Ike Davis is playing, the 20th century Ike Davis might soon be the better of the two Ikes. Isaac Marion Davis (better […]
Marc Raimondi of the NY Post writes about Dwight Gooden who has a soon to be released biography entitled, “Doc: A Memoir.” The bio reveals some shocking and even sad details about his life in baseball and the toll that drug addiction took on his career and his life. Gooden believes if he had died the moment the Mets won the World Series in 1986, he would have saved many people a great deal of […]
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