My fellow Mets fans,
Tonight we gather neither in triumph nor in joy. Rather, we have assembled out of necessity, driven by the need to oppose a deep-seated evil. Tonight we must make choices that will not sit well with any of us. Tonight we must make choices between unpalatable courses of action. Tonight we must [...]
Welcome to a special Wednesday 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. Amazin’ or [...]
Tim Heiman, sports director of WRPI radio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, just returned home from a road trip the likes of which has been unseen by Mets fans since Benny Agbayani was rising and shining in Tokyo. Tim covered the Engineers’ away game (very away game) at Alaska-Fairbanks — a 1-1 tie — [...]
In a better world, many more of these would be Bisons cards. Oh well. Commentary here.
People who think computers play baseball will say the Angels are down 2 games to 1. But computers don’t play baseball. And when you have a teammate like Derek Jeter, and you see the way he goes about his business and how calm he is after a game like that, it’s like you’ve won. So [...]
In 1959, a New York Times editorial entitled “Requiem for the Meadows” was only saying what most people thought about this reviled land of burning garbage dumps, of polluted canals, of smokestacked factories, and impenetrable reeds. The Meadowlands was the nation’s eyesore, the blight separating New York and America. The Meadowlands cried out to be [...]
No blue, but a Michighan Hunter’s Hat worth of orange at Giants Stadium Sunday. Thanks to Sharon Chapman for converting a casual mention that I’d never seen the place into a first down, or at least a first visit. Neither I nor an early Jets lead lasted long in the face of the bitter cold, but it [...]
Ever since the Yankees recorded a 9-8 walk-off win over the Mets in June on a dropped pop fly by Luis Castillo, they've become conditioned to believe that anything is possible — particularly in their new home in the Bronx.
—Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com
Saturday night, I watched the Mets lose the 1973 World Series on MLB Network. [...]
Pedro Martinez mowed down his opponent. Then the Dodgers picked apart Chase Utley and the Phillies' bullpen. There was the added bonus of learning Kobe Bryant grew up a Mets fan and seeing that somewhere in this world it's still summer. Game Two of the NLCS unfolded beautifully for my purposes, save for the gnawing [...]
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.
The 1969 [...]