Tag: sports

The Rocket Has Crashed

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon was one of those days you don’t forget – usually it’s good news you remember, but the bad news often creeps up when you least expect it and therefore clings in memory. Roger Clemens – is there anyone in sports who doesn’t recognize that name?  And how many little boys idolized him and his […]

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Don’t Call It a Boycott: The Great CitiField Sit Out

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Joe D for his support in promoting the CitiField Sit Out.  The sit out is an experiment, borne of some discussions on Twitter, via several ideas on Facebook and other social media, based on Mets fans’ general feelings towards the team. I have often said that to […]

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Cubs Very Anxious To Move Lilly, Mets Still Interested

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

Chris DeLuca, sports editor for the Chicago Sun Times, reports that the Cubs want to trade Ted Lilly before his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Lilly’s trade value skyrocketed after he held the Houston Astros to one run in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday. His next scheduled start is Tuesday in Houston, and sources say the […]

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Steroids And Baseball, Continued

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

The following paragraph is part of a letter that I wrote – it was published in the New York Times on January 26, 2004. “President Bush mentioned the issue of steroids in sports in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 21, 2004. As a lifelong baseball fan, I am very concerned about […]

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Contract Wars And The Perez Problem

An article by posted on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t begin to understand all the ins and outs of the Perez Problem – I always thought that sports agents gave their clients good advice, but Ollie is stuck with Scott Boras, who gives his clients contracts that over-reach expectations of their ability and knowledge.    I also wonder about the relationship between the […]

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Sherman Tanks As Ike Storms The Citi

An article by posted on April 20, 2010 0 Comments

Let me begin by saying that I count Joel Sherman among my favorite sports journalists, but what was he thinking when he wrote this last night for the Post?  IKE DAVIS took batting practice in Buffalo yesterday morning in anticipation of hitting cleanup in a 1 p.m. start against the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate. Fifty minutes […]

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Optimism vs. Realism

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments
Optimism vs. Realism

There is a big battle going on in the Mets blogosphere. Not only on blogs or Facebook or Twitter, but even bars and anywhere you’ll find Mets fans. Some fans just want their points heard and don’t care what anyone else has to say. Some like and appreciate the dialogue and are open to hearing other views. Some Met fans […]

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Gooden Incident, Nothing Unusual

An article by posted on March 28, 2010 0 Comments

Former Mets/Yankees superstar Dwight Gooden faces a litany of charges after crashing his car, evading the scene, while under the influence, and with a child seated in the back seat, last week. I’m empathetic towards Gooden, but hardly surprised. Gooden has battled demons his entire life, and it’s become more than evident baseball creates an environment […]

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Jenrry Mejia Is Creating Quite A Commotion

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

I wonder if Mike Pelfrey and John Maine would create as much a stir as young Jenrry Mejia if they too simply decided to throw strikes whenever they got on a mound. I also wonder how long it will be before both of them realize it’s now or never if they intend to hang onto […]

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Is Their Any Hope In Sight For Mets PR Image?

An article by posted on March 6, 2010 0 Comments

As all of you know by now, Jose Reyes is on a plane to NY, in order to get tested for an overactive thyroid.  While this is certainly concerning news, even if he has this condition, chances are it will be treatable and he will be ok.  What worries and concerns me however, is how […]

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