Tag: Tom Seaver

Memorable Mets Moments: Jim Beauchamp’s Birthday

An article by posted on April 14, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Jim Beauchamp’s Birthday

One of the least glamorous jobs in baseball is that of the pinch-hitter/bench player/spare part/25th man. But every club has one of these guys, and on occasion they can rise to the level of star performer, if only for a game or two. Jim Beauchamp (pronounced “Bee-chum”) was one of these players, and after kicking around […]

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN […]

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Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

I want to kick that football, I can see Lucy holding it. She’s promised not to pull it away, I know she’s promised before and still pulled it away, but she seemed really honest this time. I’m Charlie Brown, and I really really want to kick that football. I can visualize it in my mind, […]

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Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

TUG McGRAW: Coined one of the best slogans ever. As far as team slogans go, the 1973 Mets’ rallying cry “Ya Gotta Believe’’ may not rank with Knute Rockne’s “Win one for the Gipper,’’ but it stood the test of time, lasting far longer than Reingold’s “Ten Minute Head.’’ Had it been a movie, the […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

There is a conspiracy theory everywhere you look. I read one suggesting the Mets made David Wright captain to divert attention away from the field, where they are projected to be bad. Very bad. Smokescreens like that never work. Besides, Mets fans are like children and dogs in a way, after awhile, they know when they’re getting […]

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Why Do Mets Pitchers March To The Beat Of Their Own Drums?

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Why Do Mets Pitchers March To The Beat Of Their Own Drums?

What is it with the Mets and their starting pitchers? Giving them near total control hasn’t worked. It didn’t for Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel, and it isn’t for Terry Collins. The impression is the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to Mets’ starters, and this isn’t new. Pitchers tend to be divas by nature, but it […]

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Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

A pair of Chicago Cubs centerfielders, Jimmy Qualls (1969) and Joe Wallis (1975), stole two of Tom Seaver’s early bids for a no-hitter. One year after being traded from New York to Cincinnati, Seaver threw a no-hitter for the Reds. Nolan Ryan never pitched a no-hitter – as a New York Met – but after […]

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Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

There’s a twinge of anticipation this morning as Matt Harvey gets the ball today against the Miami Marlins.Stephen Strasburg is an exceptional talent in Washington, but in Harvey the Mets also have a young arm this franchise can build around. If there’s one thing the Mets are noted for it is the development of young pitchers. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan […]

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Johan Santana’s Rite of Spring

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana’s Rite of Spring

In January of 2008, a few months after one of the more epic collapses in baseball history cruelly deprived Met fans of a chance at redemption for the call third strike that kept us from the 2006 Fall Classic, The Mets acquired arguably the best pitcher in the game for 4 unproven prospects. In Minnesota, […]

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The 2013 Mets Have No Chance To Win. However…

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Mets Have No Chance To Win. However…

We wont win this season. We wont compete this season. We wont be any good this season. Okay, now that that’s settled, lets go ‘Play Ball’ this season and see what happens. Opening Day is a little over one month away and when that first pitch is thrown, the Mets technically have just as good […]

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