Is it a coincidence that Valentine's Day coincides with Pitchers & Catchers? Aren't they the two most romantic dates on the calendar? Shouldn't they just be fused as one mushy, gushy holiday wherein we could celebrate all our true loves with utter efficiency?
Happy Valentine's Day today, and a good Pitchers & Catchers to one and [...]
I’ve never been a secret admirer of Edgardo Alfonzo. My baseball affections for the would-have-been all-time Mets hit leader (had he remained a Met a few more seasons, which would have been nice) have been oft-expressed in these parts. And now, as you can see, they’ve been requited. Fonzie…you shouldn’t have!
OK, he didn’t, but the National League’s [...]
New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays has just won the MVP award, just won the World Series and just made The Catch that will live forever. He is the best player in baseball and by March of 1955, possibly its most famous. Yet amid the rites of Spring Training, the future Met is as accessible [...]
And you thought September 30, 2007 was unique. Apparently, the Mets collapsed on some other day in some other year, though I think if those who dreamed up the chapter titles for 1969’s The Year The Mets Lost Last Place knew what awaited this franchise almost four decades down the road, they wouldn’t have taken an [...]
Some of this conversation actually took place last month while I was in Vegas for a bachelor-party weekend:
Me, approaching cashier: I want to place a wager on the New York Mets winning the 2008 World Series. What are their current odds?
Cashier: How much do you want to wager?
Me: Well, that's a good [...]