Tag: Rusty Staub

Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

No other position has seen more turnover at the starting spot for the Mets than Right Field. In 52 seasons, they have seen 33 different players who would be classified as the “primary” player at the position. Darryl Strawberry was the man for eight of those seasons. The other 44 seasons saw 32 different players. […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Bartolo Colon

Last night as I was getting comfortable on my couch, I was scanning the twitterverse and lo and behold what breaking news did I see but the unofficial announcement that the Mets had signed veteran starting pitcher, Bartolo Colon to a 2-year/$20 million dollar contract pending a physical. Obviously this set Mets Twitter on the […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

When the news broke late Friday morning that the Mets had finally came to an agreement with outfielder, Curtis Granderson I admit I did the proverbial  “happy dance” while driving in my car. Yes Granderson is not the “savior” that the Mets need to help this team escape from mediocrity as well as ineptitude. But […]

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Featured Post: New York Mets and the “Cardinal Way”

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: New York Mets and the “Cardinal Way”

With the St. Louis Cardinals eliminating the Dodgers and reaching the World Series again, New York Times sportswriter Tyler Kepner claims it’s easy to understand why some people think of the Cardinals as the Yankees of the National League. Only the Yankees have won more World Series championships than the Cards. This fall’s World Series stop marks the fourth […]

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Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

Very rarely is a team graced with a player of the stature and talent of Michael Joseph Piazza. Subsequently, very rarely does a fanbase and a city mutually bond with a player like Michael Joseph Piazza. Today as Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, fans were able to share yet another special […]

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A Relieved D’Arnaud Says Last Night’s Walk-off Hit Was Indescribable

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
A Relieved D’Arnaud Says Last Night’s Walk-off Hit Was Indescribable

It honestly felt like no one on the roster needed that walk-off yesterday more than Travis d’Arnaud. I do not need to sit here and highlight the fact that our young backstop has been struggling recently — considering it’s already been brought up over and over on talk radio, Mets Twitter and what have you. […]

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To Boldly Go Where No GM Has Gone Before: Why the Mets Will Never Win with Alderson

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
To Boldly Go Where No GM Has Gone Before: Why the Mets Will Never Win with Alderson

A couple of nights ago I’m on Facebook checking out a page for fellow Mets fans. We’re all rejoicing in the Yankees misery. I, too, add a few comments and threw in a joke about ‘A-Roid.’ Someone else commented about us playing spoiler and knocking the Nats further back. Then, it hit me. This is what we’ve become. […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

It is funny how sometimes we look like famous people. I for example have been told that I look like a bloated Danny Partridge or a late in his career Rusty Staub (hence my nickname Rustyjr). But it is amazing when some of our favorite current Mets players and coaches look like other famous people. […]

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Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one […]

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