I thought it was passion, but it’s just drama.
—Nate Fisher, “Ecotone,” Six Feet Under
Is there a more exhausting baseball club to root for than the New York Mets? Has there ever been a more exhausting baseball club to root for than the New York Mets?
The Mets used to tire us out with manic playoff runs, [...]
Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season consisting of the “best” 43rd game in any Mets season, the “best” 44th game in any Mets season, [...]
“Your phone number for a Monday night schmooze, One Eight Seven Seven, Three Three Seven, Six Six Six Six on your Fan — WFAN, here taking your calls until Richard Neer at ten o’clock. Fred from Locust Valley, you’re next.”
“Hello Fred! You’re calling from the Valley of the Locusts, with the bedbugs…what already?”
“Steve, I [...]
Bottom of the 7th
B Gardner singled to center.
Ivan Nova was quietly terrible, short-arming the ball and giving up hit after hit after hit. But after their early flurry of singles, the Mets (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) couldn’t seem to get the big hit that would put him away. Games like that [...]
And sometimes a lineup patched together with recently recalled minor leaguers gets beat. Go figure.
BuffaMets fever broke a little Saturday night, though Justin Turner continued to hit, which was good news for Americans from coast to coast wondering breathlessly whether Turner would break the longstanding record for most consecutive games with a run batted [...]
Tough, tough news today where Gary Carter is concerned: four “small tumors” were found on his brain; their status as malignant or benign hasn’t yet been learned.
If there’s any sentiment as obvious as Let’s Go Mets this otherwise sunny Subway Series Saturday, it’s Get Well Kid.
Update: Carter issued a statement explaining he will be examined [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 New York Mets, just a bump here and a dip there from being the most average team in existence.
They’re 22-22. They’ve scored 180 runs and given up 180 runs, making their Expected Win-Loss record 22-22. They’re 10-12 at home, 12-10 on the road. They’re 9-8 during the day, 13-14 at [...]
Ah, the rites of the Friday afternoon before the first Friday night of the first Subway Series game of the year…
Is that tonight?
I’d forgotten all about it.
Seems they used to make a bigger deal out of it.
Whatever, I don’t care.
It’s just another game.
It’s gotten old.
This doesn’t matter more than any other series.
It isn’t what it [...]
Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season consisting of the “best” 40th game in any Mets season, the “best” 41st game in any Mets season, [...]
The 2011 New York Mets are the best thing to come out of Buffalo since Scott Norwood’s penchant for kicking wide right.
How many Mets were playing in the vicinity of Lake Erie when the major league season commenced? Half of them? Most of them? However you do the Bison-slicin’, what counts is these Erie Couny [...]