Old habits get put away but a few never fully die. About once a year, usually on a Sunday afternoon, I’ll reflexively tune in Channel 9 looking for the Mets game; the Mets turned to Channel 11 in 1999. When the Giants bump the Mets from the FAN during football’s encroachment on baseball’s final Sundays, [...]
The Oscars were handed out Sunday night. Thus, per Monday morning-after tradition, the Academy pauses for a moment to remember those Mets who have, in the baseball sense, left us in the past year.
JOHN EDWARD “Jack” EGBERT
May 28, 2012
Jack Egbert, a righthanded reliever with a last name reminiscent of a weird comic I recall [...]
I’ll let you get back to warming up your television sets after a winter of presumed disuse in anticipation of 2013’s first Spring Training telecast on SNY in a moment. I just wanted to let you know Gary Cohen, the greatest baseball announcer working today (or any other day), is profiled beautifully by Greg Hanlon [...]
The Braves have announced that they’ll retire No. 10, recently worn by the player forever known in these parts as Larry Jones. The Mets might or might not have a ceremony of their own soon — they’ve been coy about the chances of putting Mike Piazza’s No. 31 on the wall when he’s inducted to [...]
Hello, is this the York residence?
Is this Mr. York?
Good day, Mr. York. I’m with the Metropolitan Baseball Club, and I’m calling to discuss your fanship. Our records indicate you signed on with us as a charter supporter of ours in 1962, which you might remember entitled you to a full Mets fan identity for the [...]
Ya gotta start somewhere, and Collin McHugh certainly did. (Photo by Sharon Chapman)
He may barely register on the pitching staff radar as the first day of full-squad workouts commences (though it feels like the Mets have been in Port St. Lucie for a month already), but Collin McHugh was front and center in our [...]
Eight years ago today, Faith and Fear in Flushing took flight. We’re still aloft. The Mets were taking off for the sky on February 16, 2005. These days they’re learning to crawl.
Time’s flight has been steadier than that of the Mets’ ascent, which stopped cold on a called strike three that I couldn’t have fathomed [...]
Congratulations to Elliot, Bill and Joe, three Mets fans whose love for their team dovetailed well with our Valentine’s Day contest. For answering yesterday’s quiz, each wins a copy of The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973), the first volume of the four-volume series that tells the story of the New York Mets’ first 50 years through [...]
POST-VALENTINE’S DAY NOTE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Romantic holiday and all, but flowers, chocolates, Vermont Teddy Bears, hoodie-footie pajamas and $63 Opening Day tickets in Promenade are all passé. The real sweethearts out there give copies of The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973) no matter the date or occasion.
Why? Let [...]
The following passage is from Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live by Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad regarding the show’s first foray into prime time, a 1977 trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras:
Buck Henry and Jane Curtin were sitting atop their reviewing platform in the middle of the French Quarter, waiting [...]