Just when you thought you’d never again see a 1998 Met in the big leagues — no one who knew the rare pleasure of dressing in the same clubhouse as Tony Phillips, Ralph Milliard, Todd Haney, Willie Blair and Jorge Fabregas — up stepped Jay Payton to emerge as this season’s Longest Ago Met Still [...]
[T]he ending always comes at last
Endings always come too fast
They come too fast
But they pass too slow…
— Jimmy Webb
The Mets began this baseball season by playing the Florida Marlins. They suffered their first loss while playing the Florida Marlins. They absorbed their first serious body blow when they were swept by the Florida Marlins. They [...]
One of the sadder things about elimination day is how you now know you’re going to have to wait another year for the possibility — and nothing more — that you’ll finally get those things you spend the offseason wishing for and the balance of the season rooting for. Elimination comes along and you’re forced [...]
SNY gets back in the memory business Thursday evening at 6:30 with the debut of Mets Yearbook: 1967, celebrating the major league debuts of Joe Moock, Al Schmelz, Les Rohr, Billy Wynne and…I think I’m leaving somebody out. Oh, terrific, I can’t come up with the name.
Easy to lose track of all those 1967 Mets, [...]
Hate to break it to any of you who were keeping your October clear, but my co-blogger’s scenario has been thwarted, and the Mets have been eliminated from postseason play.
It’s fitting, somehow, that we’d be eliminated in a game that descended from taut but aggravating (rejuvenated Lucas Duda hitting an artillery shell of a home [...]
From the Department of the Painfully Obvious, the New York Mets have been eliminated from postseason contention following their 5-2 loss to the Florida Marlins. Time of death: 9:38 PM EDT, but really, they’ve been done since Puerto Rico. Record before San Juan: 43-32. Record from San Juan on: 31-45.
Autumnal equinox is tomorrow night. Very [...]
Lucas Duda just blasted one out of Whatever It’s Called Stadium, his second homer, meaning Club Hessman loses yet another temporary member. Population of One Met Homer Village: 69 again.
If only it was ’69 again.
In other updating-type news, the war of attrition has claimed another victim: Bobby Parnell, out for the season with inflammation and [...]
With our friends at Citizens Bank Park frantically waving white towels, the Atlanta Braves surrendered a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, reducing the Braves’ tenuous Wild Card lead over the New York Mets to a paltry 11½ games — 11 in the loss column. The Mets have 12 games remaining, Atlanta 11.
For the Mets [...]
Come back Pirates! We promise we’ll show up! We’ll even clear the tornadoes out of the area for you!
Drat the luck that we had to play a good team with something on the line this weekend. For 24 dreamy hours before the Braves replaced the Pirates on the Citi Field scoreboard’s top half, we were [...]
The Mets will honor Bobby Cox today, and that is right and proper. Cox, set to retire whenever the Braves stop playing in 2010, has more wins managed under his name, including those from which he was ejected before completion, than all but three men in major league history. Enough of them came at the [...]