On August 5, 2004, Victor Zambrano started his first game as a New York Met, struggled into the sixth inning but earned a win. David Wright hit his third big league home run, part of a National League warning shot six-RBI onslaught. Vance Wilson went deep. Ricky Bottalico threw 2-1/3 scoreless innings. Richard Hidalgo drove [...]
What, exactly, was that bullshit?
The Mets came out smoking, roughed up Aaron Harang, and headed into the clubhouse with a 4-0 lead when the rains came. As it became apparent that this was a serious storm and would be a long delay, I began to fret that that 4-0 lead would be erased in favor [...]
As rain descended on Cincinnati, SNY switched us over to Mets Classics. Oh boy, I thought, a chance to see the '86 Mets clinch the division again.
Nope. It was the 9/21/01 game. Baseball's return to New York, with moving ceremonies before the game, Liza Minnelli's roaring take on “New York, New York,” and (oh yeah) [...]