Tag: World Series

Jeff Wilpon Says No On Joe Maddon

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says No On Joe Maddon

2:30 PM Marc Carig of Newsday tweets: Asked a few folks if there was any scenario in which the Mets could have Joe Maddon managing for them by opening day. The answer? No. And furthering that, Jon Heyman tweeted: Received emphatic, concise response from Mets Jeff Wilpon. “No — we are not changing managers.” 2:00 PM […]

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Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

Here’s a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper about former New York Mets’ team chaplain Father Daniel Murphy. A huge Mets’ fan, Father Murphy was there when the Mets made their magical run to capture the 1986 World Series. Here is his story: With the start of the World Series, New York Mets’ fans […]

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Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

Innings limits have become the norm in baseball and for many it’s at the cost of great baseball. Sure you want to take care of young arms but treating all pitchers the same doesn’t make sense. No two bodies are the same and the Royals are trying to push their young co-ace Yordano Ventura past […]

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World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Game 2: Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jake Peavy (1-0, 1.86) vs. Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.85) Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City: Giants: CF Gregor Blanco 2B Joe Panik C Buster Posey 3B Pablo Sandoval RF Hunter Pence 1B Brandon Belt DH Michael Morse LF Travis Ishikawa SS Brandon […]

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World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

Game 1 San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:07 PM, FOX Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.42 ERA, 31.2 IP) vs. James Shields (1-0, 5.63 ERA, 16 IP) The World Series kicks off tonight at 8:07 PM in Kansas City, Missouri. Madison Bumgarner will face off against “Big Game” James Shields. These two […]

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(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Myers […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

Exhibit A: In August 2013 Mets fans held their collective breath when learning of an injury to Matt Harvey. A short time later when it became clear he was finished for not only the remainder of that season but for the following year as well, fans by and large threw in the towel. We immediately […]

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ALCS Game Thread: Royals vs Orioles, 8:00 PM (Game 1)

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
ALCS Game Thread: Royals vs Orioles, 8:00 PM (Game 1)

Game 1 Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Oct. 10, 8:00 PM, TBS James Shields (14-8, 3.21) vs. Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) The Orioles and Royals open up the highly anticipated American League Championship Series tonight in Baltimore. It’s being hailed as a “celebration” by many as these two teams that have won so […]

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AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET. TBS Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.21)\ Oakland A’s Lineup 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Sam Fuld, LF 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, DH 5. Josh Reddick, RF 6. Jed Lowrie, SS 7. Stephen Vogt, 1B 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Eric Sogard, […]

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