Ernie Banks became famous at Wrigley Field for, among 512 other things, suggesting, “Let’s Play Two!” Dave Murray doubled up on Mr. Cub by heading to the North Side of Chicago on Saturday and wearing four…the four retired Mets numbers featured on the now classic Faith and Fear in Flushing t-shirt.
As Dave recounts at the [...]
We hold these truths to be self-evident: There can never be enough interesting/entertaining writing about baseball in general and the Mets in particular. Sure, the Mets play nearly every night and are covered by some 10 local papers and a fleet of blogs. But even then, eventually you've read everything the knights of the keyboard [...]
It was neat.
That's the word my vocabulary sent up to describe the sensation of watching Billy Wagner retire Mike Fontenot and secure Tom Glavine's 300th career (and 58th New York Mets) win Sunday night. Some round numbers are more spherical than others and this one is a perfect circle. Perfectly neat.
The guy's career began 20 [...]
Things I already admired about Tom Glavine the Met (really).
A one-hit shutout of the Rockies that sounded as close to the real thing as I’ve ever heard.
Two legitimate All-Star berths.
Eight innings, two hits and no walks to win one for Ralph Kiner.
Domination of the Dodgers and the Cardinals when it counted most.
At least 15 decisions [...]
Since we began this blog, Tom Glavine has been something of an odd figure in its pages. For a while, we called him The Manchurian Brave, as some combination of Questec and his own stubbornness seemed to have turned him into a mediocre pitcher, one whose struggles just reminded us of his dominance wearing that [...]