In February 1998, Al Leiter became a Met. He couldn’t have been happier to join the team he said he rooted hard for during his childhood, which he once referred to as “the Mike Vail years”.
This is really exciting for me. I feel like a little kid.
All it took was Wayne Huizenga dismantling the World [...]
During the World Series player introductions Wednesday night, I wanted to figuratively shoot everybody (figuratively, of course, because I'm not nearly as violent as my baseball tendencies of late would indicate). By the ninth inning, however, I had consolidated my hatred.
This wasn't hard. This was sort of easy. These were the Not The Yankees in [...]
Welcome to a special Wednesday World Series-distracting edition of 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. [...]
Twenty-three years ago tonight I got to do something I haven't done since. I got to watch my team become champions of baseball.
I didn't know it would be the last time I'd have that pleasure for at least twenty-four years. I wasn't thinking about what the future held that Monday night, October 27, 1986, at [...]
Now the ‘d’ and the ‘a’ and the ‘m’
And the ‘n’ and the ‘a’
And the ‘t’ and the i-o-n
Lose your face, lose your name
Then get fitted for a suit of flame
—Squirrel Nut Zippers
Congratulations to the 2009 American League champions. They invested well and they followed through. They made the Twins and Angels look like the Nationals and Mets. They earned what they've achieved to date.
That said, both World Series teams, particularly their fan bases, are loathsome, and I'd like to see both of them lose.
Of course I [...]
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.
Let others, [...]
Hold the Armageddon talk ’til Saturday night at least.
For a fan base that fancies itself the carriers of the You Gotta Believe legacy, we are making me sick.
You gotta believe in something better than the infinitesimal lesser of two enormous evils.
You gotta believe, if only for another night, in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim still [...]
To paraphrase our own Lou Monte, lazy monkey, you better get up. You’re all that stands between us and…sigh.