I’ve mostly followed the ongoing National League Championship Series via peripheral vision, not having fully sat down to gaze directly upon the Giants and Cardinals very much given that for their first five games I’ve mostly been doing something else, thinking about something else or literally mostly watching something else (the full power of P-I-P [...]
In the jungle, the mighty jungle of Comerica Park, the Tigers sweep tonight.
Feels good, doesn’t it? No matter how completely predictable this outcome had been for days; no matter the never comfortable fact that we’d rather be rooting for our team than rooting against their team; no matter that the phrase “putting them out of [...]
You meet some of the nicest people when you blog about the Mets. Some of them even work for the Mets.
Shannon Forde of the Mets communications office is one of those people, truly one of the good ones — as good a person to deal with, talk with, just spend a few minutes hanging around [...]
It’s been a tough few days for those who remind us of the glory of October 1986. Davey Johnson’s Washington team exited the playoffs ignominiously. Darryl Strawberry’s Douglaston restaurant closed. And Bo Field, a.k.a. the lady who rolled her arms in the seats right behind home plate, quite obviously driving Red Sox pitchers to distraction [...]
So, what do these fellows…
Brian L. Hunter
…have in common? (Aside from each of them likely providing a better closer for Our Beloved Detroit Tigers than Jose Valverde?)
That’s what we asked a few days ago — what’s the Met-related thread that connects ten seemingly disparate players, and [...]
The benefit and curse of having seen ten tons of baseball games and being able to nimbly catalogue among the standouts almost by reflex is that you’re rarely starved for precedent when something seemingly unprecedented occurs. So while it is true that nobody had ever seen anything quite like what happened between Washington and St. [...]
Obviously, we’re all in for the ALCS.
Two five-game series decided, two about to be. You can’t ask for more bang from your postseason buck.
After tonight, we’ll have a better feel for what this October will be historically. Even though the Division Series round has been maximized — and that in itself is historic — the LDS stuff can’t help but eventually [...]
There’s no such thing as a bad come-from-behind rally to win in a walkoff, but I think Oakland’s version late Wednesday night may be my favorite of the genre.
• Josh Reddick singles on the fourth pitch he sees.
• Josh Donaldson doubles on the first pitch he sees; Reddick goes to third.
• Seth Smith doubles on [...]
Pencils down. We have our two DVD winners. Identities and answers to be revealed in short order. Thanks for playing…and stay tuned for another opportunity to win soon!
And don’t forget, you can get hold of your own copy of New York Mets 50 Greatest Players from A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions here. It’s a beautiful addition [...]