I've never completely understood the adage about not letting the other team's best guy beat you. He's their best guy. He's supposed to be the one who beats you if you are, in fact, supposed to get beaten. When Albert Pujols homered off Aaron Heilman in the fourteenth inning a few weeks ago, it wasn't [...]
Well, kind of.
Long Beach Island is so far from New York City in terms of feel that it's always a mild surprise to remember that it's not far at all in terms of distance: They get WFAN down here and SNY is on basic cable. Which makes it not unlike keeping track of the Mets [...]
Mel Ott hit more home runs in the City of New York than any Major Leaguer in history. He slugged 511 homers in a Hall of Fame career that spanned 22 seasons, all as a New York Giant, all as a National Leaguer. The N.L. honors him to this day by bestowing on the senior [...]
According to the gentleman sitting behind me way up high in Section 3 of the Upper Deck Saturday night…
• The Mets were headed to “Comeback City”.
• There was still “plenty of time left”.
• Every ball should have been thrown “to second!” even if the play was at another base.
This dude — nowhere near qualifying [...]