Joshua and I came back from the piney woods of Maine tired, happy and full of food courtesy of his grandmother. Oh, and ready to watch some baseball.
Maine is a wonderful place, except for the fact that in my folks' summer house across the river from Wiscasset baseball is strictly a nighttime affair. Not [...]
CharlieH has alerted us that the late George Carlin is visiting Kiner's Korner right this very minute, right here. It's a rain delay clip identified as having run in the summer of '89 (though a reference in George's and Ralph's conversation makes me think it's from a year later, but whatever). It's also nine minutes [...]
It's bad enough the way the Mariners have mocked the Mets with their hitting and pitching the last two nights at Shea, but the very idea that R.A. Dickey would have taken to the mic at the Village Underground late Tuesday and started freestyling about how much bigger he is than Oliver Perez and how [...]
Life is more lively under Jerry Manuel, no doubt about it. He's a fun listen, a great gaggle interview. Let nimrod tabloids have their way with his words. I'll take Jerry's way.
That said, if it were as easy as switching managers for the Mets to materially improve, they wouldn't have had to have switched managers, [...]
George Carlin, the great American comedian who died Sunday at 71, grew up a rabid New York Giants Brooklyn Dodgers fan* in Upper Manhattan. On October 3, 1951, according to Joshua Prager in The Echoing Green, Carlin, then 14, squeezed his black kitten Ezzard either for luck or out of tension while he listened to Bobby Thomson [...]
There, was that so hard?
Absolutely not, and that was the beauty part. Sunday's win was so simple, all its key elements simply described: more than competent pitching from the steadily progressing Mike Pelfrey, a trademark triple to lead off by Jose Reyes, an RBI single off the bat of David Wright, a Carlos Beltran bomb, [...]
Bill Maher refers to the tendency to sit and watch a movie that you come across while flipping channels even though you own the DVD of it and can watch it any time you wish, as Shawshank Syndrome.
There's an even more insidious affliction emanating from your cable system. It's the tendency to sit and watch [...]
There is nothin' like a honeymoon period, nothin' in this world. There is nothin' you can name that is anythin' like the glow of a team winnin' under an interim manager.
The Mets are now officially honeymooners, with the stars Jerry Manuel…John Maine…Carlos Beltran…and the 2008 New York Mets who — bang, zoom, straight to .500! [...]
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 371 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.
10/8/99: NLDS @ Shea Mets 9 Diamondbacks [...]
Life is too short, time is too precious and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
Yesterday's news, literally, was the Mets' stirring comeback win against the Angels…that's yesterday as in Pacific time, though as I heard somewhere time of day is strictly a matter of perception. Gary Cohen [...]