I don't know how many fans have been fortunate enough to witness a pitcher win his 299th game. I've done it twice. I was at Fenway Park to watch Tom Seaver of the White Sox pick up No. 299 in 1985 and I was at Shea Stadium last week to watch Tom Glavine do the [...]
The National League East refurbishes as the trade deadline (4 PM Tuesday) approaches.
The Braves are about to get Mark Teixeira from Texas for Jerrod Jarrod Saltalamacchia and prospects.
The Phillies have picked up Kyle Lohse from Cincinnati.
And your New York Mets will reportedly acquire 2B Luis Castillo from the Twins for non-prospects Drew Butera and Dustin [...]
My moment of clarity — or what passes for such for the likes of me — came during the fourth inning of yesterday's rain-shortened Met victory, alongside Greg and Stephanie and Emily and Joshua.
Mets up 2-0. Rain coming down steadily and worse rumored to be on the way. Three Nats outs required for an [...]
Moises Alou has been around for hundreds of years.
A 1-1 count with 1 out is neutral-neutral-neutral.
Carlos Gomez is the best or perhaps just fastest Met.
Ramon Castro hit a triple-decker…no…double-decker home run because it was good for two runs.
The “Jose!” song helps Jose Reyes.
Every baserunner aims to steal the next base in front of him.
We're supposed [...]
There's never a wrong day to consider Tom Seaver's career, but every Hall of Fame induction day in particular, I like to think about our only authenticated Mets Hall of Famer. Seeing as how his pitching speaks so well for itself, I thought it would be appropriate to choose five lines from five starts from [...]
If it wasn't Willie Randolph burning his entire bench in the seventh (whywhywhywhywhy), leading to the sight of Tom Glavine pinch-hitting in the ninth, it was Lastings Milledge air-mailing everybody south of the loge on a throw home, or Mike Pelfrey crawling out of the wreckage of his usual one bad inning, or Pedro Feliciano [...]
As day-night doubleheaders go, I think I know which side of sundown I need to choose.
When this particular makeup for the rainout of April 15 was announced, I was fascinated. Had the Mets ever done this before? Day-night doubleheaders used to be the province of a place like Fenway Park, where there aren't enough seats [...]
Baseball, we all know, is beautiful down to its tiniest rituals and motions. The way the hitter steps out with just his front foot and blows out a long breath before swinging himself back all the way into the box. That pause, fraught with potential, when the pitcher looks down at the ball in his [...]
If it’s the final Friday of the month, then it’s the seventh installment of the special Top 10 Songs of All-Time edition of Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
In March of 1983, there were two particularly sweet sounds that captured my attention: überprospect Darryl Strawberry making contact in St. Petersburg and Dexys Midnight [...]
Winning them all continues to be not an option. Damn.
The not-quite-lucky/not-quite-sound doings in the top of the sixth bubble up like goo from time to time in a season, even against a preternaturally doomed club like the Pirates. Unappealing, but a fact of life. So take it out on the Nationals this weekend.
One thing did [...]