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 last [...]
Jay Schreiber of the Times had a banner suggestion recently: organize Banner Day anew, albeit online. He called for entries and is showing off what he judges the “most noteworthy” among them (some illustrated, some merely spelled out) on the Bats Blog. I was particularly fond of this one that is credited to Paul Stoddard. Low-tech, but it [...]
I think I started getting excited around 3 p.m. — the Mets are playing tonight! Weirdly, it was almost like Opening Day II — no, I didn't have particularly high hopes, not after the torrent of injuries and bad luck and craptacular baseball that was the first half of 2009, and not after Omar Minaya [...]