…and read this. It is Mets By The Numbers' q&a (third part of a three-part series) with longtime beat writer Marty Noble, formerly of Newsday, now with mlb.com. It may be the best and most eclectic history of the New York Mets ever recorded.
Kudos to mbtn and its founder, Jon Springer, on beginning a tenth [...]
Now that Shawn Green has let it be known he won’t be playing baseball for a living any longer, I can let it be known I rooted just a little extra harder for Shawn Green.
Not to the point that it clouded my judgment on his decreased offensive output, his limited mobility, his disappearance from the runs [...]
Your 2008 New York Mets' potential/likely Opening Day roster:
Brian Schneider, Ramon Castro.
Carlos Delgado, Luis Castillo, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Ruben Gotay.
• Gotay's switch-hitting and youth give him a leg up on Jose Valentin for utility infield purposes.
Moises Alou, Carlos Beltran, Ryan Church, Endy Chavez, Marlon Anderson, Damion Easley.
• Anderson and Easley [...]
If you've seen Mathematically Alive, the wonderful documentary on the condition known as Mets fandom, you will remember a cat in a hat straight out of Dr. Seuss. That cat, Matt Hoey, is the fellow who made it his business to camp out at Shea days in advance of the first tickets going on sale [...]
The year is 2018. There is no crime and there are no more wars. Corporations are now the leaders of the world, as well as the controllers of the people. A violent futuristic game known as Rollerball is now the recreational sport of the world, with teams representing various areas competing for the title of [...]
“It’s like walking across the desert step by step and today he finally got to the oasis.”
That's Rick Peterson on Duaner Sanchez getting to pitch today in an intrasquad game, and with all due respect to the Jacket and bridge-potentially-too-far similes, both of which I approve of highly, throwing 25 pitches to teammates wearing hideous [...]
The Academy would like to pause for a moment to remember those Mets who have left us in the past year…
Chan Ho Park, 2007
…Park was unlucky in the third, but that wasn’t bad luck in the fourth. That was nearly 900 feet of bad pitches redirected so quickly and violently by Amezaga and Ramirez that [...]
Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 358 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.
7/24/84 Tu St. Louis 2-2 Berenyi 1 [...]
Foam sweet foam…I knew the Mets had arrived as a force in the National League East when I could purchase merchandise that told the technical truth of the matter as spelled out in the standings and in the stands on July 24, 1984.
Incidentally, I scanned this last September when we were doing a pictorial countdown of [...]
Shea Stadium is as different from the average ball park as a jet plane is from the contraption the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
So reported a very early Mets yearbook, which also said Shea would be opening in the summer of '63 and that it would be “the greatest ball [...]