Tag: Roger McDowell

Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “All Time Mets Scrub Team” Edition

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “All Time Mets Scrub Team” Edition

With the loss in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader with the Miami Marlins, the Mets clinched their 5th straight losing season. This shouldn’t come as a shock since it has happened many times in the past - from the newly minted team of the ’60′s to the “Franchiseless” Mets of the late ’70′s and early ’80′s. Hell […]

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Bobby Parnell: Our Savior Has Arrived!

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell: Our Savior Has Arrived!

On Sunday, Bobby Parnell notched his sixth save of the season, recording the final three outs of the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Cubs.  With the save, Parnell now has 20 in his six-year career with the Mets.  Now that may not seem like much, but it does give Parnell a special title. Tell me, […]

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Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

If Shakespeare were to write a play about the state of the Mets these days, it would probably be titled “Much Ado About Valdespin” as that’s about all anyone has to talk about outside of the largely dismal performance of the team between the lines. Inasmuch as the role young number 1 plays on the […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  For the 1986 edition of the Mets, their turning point may well have occurred in only the 6th game of the season when, after winning their first two contests but dropping the next three, the team sat […]

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Believe It Or Not… Mets Edition

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Shannon Shark of Mets Police came across another one of those all too familiar big bloopers from the Mets front office, who continue to maintain a stronghold on their title of “The Most Inept Front Office In Baseball”. Take a look at one of the newest additions to the Mets Fan Walk for the 2010 […]

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Awesome Retro Mets YouTube Clip….

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

A friend passed this clip along to me way back in April, and I was going to write about it then, but never got around to it.  Well, now that it’s the off season and we are all stewing in the aftermath of another failed Mets’ season, I thought it would be a good time […]

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