Yes, it's true. Xavier Nady's been sent to Pittsburgh for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez. Shame to see Nady go — one would assume Lastings is now on the way back, though his tenure at Norfolk hasn't exactly been sterling. Bert we know. Perez has been putrid this year — but won 12 games a [...]
It just didn't matter.
If we had found a way to lose to the Braves on Sunday, the ay-Met corner would have been terribly upset, but the Mets themselves would've been…what? Only 13 games in front of them? Only 12-1/2 in front of somebody else?
The beauty part of the sweep was, except for clearing aside the [...]
“War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” — Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.
“Our goal coming in was to end their season.” — Paul Lo Duca.
Forget battling or moral victories or taking them one game at a time and the good Lord willing things [...]
You can't see it, but, also, I'm chopping while I'm typing.
Chop along at home. It's fun!
Especially if you've been waiting since 1997.
Bruce Sutter's induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today is well deserved and not much of a surprise. Tom Seaver's induction into the same august body fourteen years ago this Wednesday was more deserved and less surprising.
Tom Seaver's induction into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame two weeks ago was shocking.
Tom Seaver was [...]
Hello? Is there somebody there? Are you at the screen door? Well, nice of you to visit. Won't you come in? No, it's no bother.
You must be quite hot on a day like this. So humid of late. It feels a little too close to be comfortable. I would love to offer you a cold [...]
What other men require a trip to St. Lucie or Norfolk for, Pedro Martinez does in Atlanta.
What other men take a series of games for, Pedro achieves in an inning.
What other men hope will lead them to a gradual recovery, Pedro uses to morph almost instantly into Pedro.
Jesus, he's good.
Friday night was made up of [...]
Top of the 2nd. In Atlanta. We've scored two to get the evening off on the right foot, then been rocked back on our heels by a four-spot. Braves 4, Mets 2, all momentum gone, eight innings of struggles and pain to come. We wouldn't score. Then they'd add one here, two there, make it [...]
Welcome to Flashback Friday, a weekly feature devoted to the 20th anniversary of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets.
Twenty years, 43 Fridays. This is one of them.
This is all I knew about John Franco in 1986:
He closed games for the Cincinnati Reds.
He was very good against us.
And I hated him.
Why did I hate [...]
That's what Crash told Nuke you needed to play this game with. In recent days as a collective fan base we've practically wallowed in the former: Can we get by anybody in the playoffs with this rotation? Is Heilman out of his rut yet? Is Pedro healthy? What's wrong with Glavine? What's happened to our [...]