Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, caused the Mets to win their first championship in 1969. Legend has it that the Mets were never quite the […]
There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.” But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.” John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem! Throw Todd Zeile there. Mo Vaughn hasn’t played in a few years and was an American League DH at his most feared. Hey, I have an idea: […]
“Not quite as sad as when the Mets traded Seaver. But sad nonetheless.” ~ Stuff My Dad Texts (No, literally, my dad sent me this text Wednesday night) ********************************************** I was upset last week. The Mets were not in town that much in the month of July, and I couldn’t make any of the games. That’s not exactly true. I was able to make one Saturday game and the Monday night makeup game against the […]
Blogger’s note: I wrote Part One of this piece in January, but it was very hard for me to write Part Two, though I knew the direction I had wanted to take. Yet, I wasn’t able to support my own argument, so I kept in my back pocket. Now, I am able to believe in the mission statement of this piece. Thanks for listening. ~Coop Once upon a time in a land far far away, […]
The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by not only the Cubs fanbase but the Cubs players themselves in 2003, when he reached for a fly ball coming […]
I am one of the regulars on a weekly Kult of Mets Personalities podcast, and if you listened to it, you would know that I am the resident Mike “Big Pelf” Pelfrey homer. I root for him probably harder than any other Met. I don’t know why either, but I feel a personal connection to Big Pelf. It’s mostly because I saw him pitch in his major league debut in 2006. I always felt he […]
The Mets are joining forces with the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) on Saturday, May 28, for Brain Tumor Awareness Night. If you were thinking of attending a Mets vs Phillies game, why not this one? If you purchase tickets through the NBTS link, a portion of the sales go to the NBTS. Pitch in for a good cause and rally the Mets fans together for Brain Tumor Awareness!
At Aerys Sports, there is a fine conglomerate of baseball bloggers, headed up and written by women. Their resident Mets blogger, Kelly Lake who is the author of “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” raised an interesting question about the Mets a few days ago. She asked: When will the players be held accountable? It’s an incredibly fair question, and one I wanted to address myself. Lake’s raised a point about the blame game. Media […]
So now that the Mets have parted ways with both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, there are a variety of opinions on how this soap opera has panned out. Should they have stayed on because they were owed a king’s ransom, the Mets would essentially be paying them either way, right? Or does this truly show that the new world order on the Mets front office team has an agenda, one that says, if you […]
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