You read it here first on February 24: Ryan Church would not last the season as the Mets' primary starting rightfielder because nobody lasts the season as the Mets' primary starting rightfielder two seasons running. Well, maybe Jeff Francoeur will. The ex-Brave with the great arm arrives in exchange for Ryan, who hopefully leaves with [...]
Welcome to Flashback Friday: I Saw The Decade End, a milestone-anniversary salute to the New York Mets of 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Each week, we immerse ourselves in or at least touch upon something that transpired within the Metsian realm 40, 30, 20 or 10 years ago. Amazin’ or not, here it comes.
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Every summer Sports Illustrated devotes a double-issue to tracking down athletes from 10, 20 and so on years ago. This summer they made the best “Where Are They Now?” choice they could regarding the cover. Get yourself a copy of the July 13-20 SI. Michael Bamberger wrote a story worthy of the subject matter, and it’s accompanied [...]
Now Rivera brings the hands together…
Runners take a lead at all three bases.
One-two to Franco…
LINE DRIVE base hit into right field!
Here comes Alfonzo…
Here comes O'Neill's throw to the plate…
He's safe, the Mets win it!
THE METS WIN IT!
MATT FRANCO WITH A LINE DRIVE SINGLE TO RIGHT AND HE'S BEING MOBBED BY HIS TEAMMATES!
Matt Franco, [...]
Livan Hernandez, being a student of baseball history, was not going to let the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver's fateful encounter with Jimmy Qualls go by unheralded. No, Livan Lacking offered Tom Terrific a ballfield tribute: To celebrate Seaver recording 25 outs before Qualls' clean single, Livan decided to pay homage to a Hall of [...]