I have fairly mixed feelings on the tenure of Omar Minaya, reflecting, I suppose, his fairly mixed record as general manager. But one thing Omar has given us with more regularity than his predecessors had — which tilts the Omar arrow definitively to the good — is general manager access to the Sterling Mets checkbook.
Seventeen inches wide, twelve pounds heavy and many brothers shy of a load…that’s my Shea Stadium brick, an nth of the place I loved and a pretty decent conversational companion if you’re not put off by his gruff manner.
From my brick and me and all of us here at Faith and Fear in Flushing, have yourselves [...]
Normally this is about the time I start settling into my long winter's baseball nap, kerchief and cap optional: The free-agent shuffling is about done, and it's a long hard slog to pitchers and catchers reporting, after which nothing whatsoever happens anyway. Best to rest up and get done whatever it is you get done [...]