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 [...]
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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 [...]
The FAFIF readership’s reluctance to read my mind on the current contest tells me I need to start offering a few clues if I want to give away the New York Mets 50 Greatest Players DVD . Or at least one clue. As such, please read these instructions carefully, with an emphasis on the the [...]
Something struck me while the Giants were being demolished by the Reds, 9-0, Sunday and the Nationals were getting stomped by Carlos Beltran’s Cardinals, 12-4, Monday: this never happens to us.
The Mets have never been truly blown out of a postseason game. They’ve never lost one by eight runs. They’ve never lost one by nine [...]
Somebody cared enough to pay homage to Shea, and it wasn’t a Met.
On Sunday, I made my final trip to Shea, from Manhattan to Flushing Meadow on the team bus. Excuse me. Not Shea. Citi Field. Shea is the third of my four kids, all boys. Shea Stadium was the place where the fans [...]
The beginning of a postseason series, when your team isn’t involved and you feel no automatic rooting interest, is a baseball fan’s awkward professional networking cocktail party. You show up out of obligation, you don’t really feel as if you belong, you scan the room for any familiar face and you overcompensate for your discomfort [...]
Nice to see so many Braves fans decided all at once to reject the symbolism inherent in their foam tomahawks and hurl them to the field in protest of what they represent. What surprised me was learning they also found empty Bud Light cans culturally insensitive.
Or maybe they just thought they got jobbed on a [...]