Welcome to FAFIF Turns Ten, a milestone-anniversary series in which we consider anew some of the topics that have defined Mets baseball during our first decade of blogging. In this installment, we delineate our two primary states of being.
The Monday before the Mets opened their 2015 season would have to go down in pencil as […]
If a pitcher can be deemed “major league” after two starts, Matt Harvey would seem to be it. His lifetime mark has dropped to 1-1, which isn’t an accurate reflection of how well he pitched against the Giants Tuesday night and — whatever we think of the usefulness of pitchers’ won-lost records — probably doesn’t […]
In lieu of weekend results to chew over, let us celebrate June 6, 1972, for on that Tuesday night at Shea, Tommie Agee knocked in Jim Beauchamp with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, while Jim McAndrew and Tug McGraw combined on a five-hit, 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. In the short term, […]
The Mets never say die, but sometimes they die anyway. They won’t say die for the next 45 games but I suspect what remains unspoken will occur more or less half the time no matter their best intentions.
Of the choice between “more or less,” more would certainly be preferable. When a team that isn’t supposed […]
One of the formative stories for me as a Mets fan comes from 1969. As it’s told in George Vecsey’s marvelous Joy in Mudville, after the Mets reached 18-18 with a win over the Braves, reporters entered the clubhouse expecting “a wild champagne party,” but found the Mets drinking postgame beers and sodas as usual. […]