This is a public service announcement: If you haven't already, please visit Metsblog.com and read Matthew Cerrone's call to arms to turn up the heat on the sweethearts behind the Mets blackout. Fight the good fight, folks! (And if you aren't Met fans, please help out if you can nonetheless: Your team could well be [...]
Editor’s Note: Greg is off to Washington to cover the Mets’ first road game against the Nationals. As he will be unavailable to post immediately thereafter, we are happy to offer a Faith and Fear Classic of his which originally ran April 29, 1985, twenty years ago today. Whether you’re seeing it for the first [...]
Wow, a Royce Ring sighting. That reminds me of a story for an off-day. Be advised that this story has almost nothing to do with actual baseball. In other words….
Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! Geek Alarm! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!
We’ve occasionally discussed The Holy Books, my pair of binders collecting baseball cards for all the Mets since 1962: [...]
Glavine's been mostly terrible for us. Pedro's been mostly wonderful for us. Benson's been hurt. Ishii's been hurt. Zambrano's a mystery. Trachsel has a disc.
And none of them came up through the system.
Weren't we renowned for our pitching at one point? At several points? Weren't we Seaver, Koosman, Ryan, McAndrew, McGraw, Gentry, Matlack, Swan and [...]
After listening to today's indignities I still can't rekindle my loathing for those guys wearing Braves uniforms — beating us was their job, after all. But I am pretty annoyed with Tom Glavine.
The Braves said it themselves, after the game. Andruw Jones talked about how they know what Glavine will do every time they [...]
Note to Mets fans: Don't ever lose track of Eddie Perez. He will make you pay.
The prickly advisor to my high school newspaper had a go-to reaction anytime anything got under his skin:
Damn, damn, damn.
I'll avail myself of Albert Lindauer's pet phrase in the wake of something far more annoying than one of the kids leaving the cap off the rubber cement or forgetting to turn off an IBM Selectric. [...]
Well, darn. Hottest hitter on the club up, tie game just a worm-killer/little dunker/smash single/double/triple/home run/wild pitch/passed ball/balk away, and all for naught. As Joshua likes to say sagely, “That happens sometimes.” Wonder what tomorrow will bring — no closer is safe, that's for sure. Dan Kolb's meltdown was one of the more startling gag [...]
Hey, maybe I'm not so crazy after all. My hunch, stated Monday, that Captain Carlos was taking care of Mike so Mike could take care of opposing pitchers finds some resonance via Marty Noble who sensed something not altogether “subtle” at work Sunday.
Beltran told MLB.com's Noble that he believes in Piazza: “I wasn't thinking about [...]
Eeeek. But it all turned out OK.
I'm officially onboard with your psychological explanation of Carlos Beltran's strange double push bunt on Sunday. It's genius, it shows true leadership at work, and I very much want it to be true. And it's worked for two days, hasn't it? Perhaps Carlos is the Gen. Patton Mike always [...]