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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You’re used to seeing Ross Chapman in this space looking sharp in a Faith and Fear t-shirt. Last Saturday, however, he suited up for a different kind of game, Bar Mitzvahed straight into manhood now that’s he reached the age of Edgardo Alfonzo, Neil Allen and the recently departed Billy Wagner. Ross took his first step [...]
The Faith and Fear t-shirt headed west recently with Mets author Matt Silverman and family, stopping off at Fort Abraham Lincoln in Mandan, North Dakota, where General George Custer once thought he had a pretty good lineup until a slew of unforeseen injuries did in his troops. As Art Howe might have said at Little Bighorn, [...]
Call it what you will, the facility in which the Florida Marlins play home games maintains one undeniable Yogiesque tradition.
Nobody goes there — it's not crowded.
The fun of a Marlins home game is guessing the attendance, which one could probably do with aid of an abacus. The figure in the boxscore says Thursday's was 12,423. [...]