Could ya use an extraordinary Met season right about now? Try this one, courtesy of The Happiest Recap, the Faith and Fear series that ran from April to November, capturing the “best” wins from across the first fifty years of New York Mets baseball, numbered from 001 to 163 to correspond to where they fell [...]
In 2009, Flashback Friday commemorated the milestone anniversaries of previous Mets seasons ending in 9: 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999 with a series subtitled I Saw The Decade End. Here, for handy reference (a year after the fact, because I sort of forgot to give it its “Best of FAFIF” cataloguing treatment last December), is [...]
What? You didn’t get a ballpark for Christmas? Fear not, for I have regifted one of the presents baseball has given me — a quick trip to the 34 ballparks I’ve visited, passed on to you one paragraph at a time, from least to most beloved. Should you care to linger longer at a given [...]
Though the theme was clear enough, this year’s Flashback Friday execution was, by design, something of a scattershot affair. My assignment was to delve into The Log, the Steno Notebook in which I wrote down the result of every game I ever attended at Shea Stadium. I would glance through it, see what captured my [...]
That nifty Shea Stadium Final Season logo we saw everywhere we looked for six months did the math for us: 1964-2008. The operable portion of that equation expired on September 28, yet we do have a few days left in what is still — technically — Shea Stadium’s final calendar year. Thus, before we chronologically [...]
We’ve been asking ourselves a lot lately, in light of everything that’s happened these last few months, why we remain fans of this team. We’ve been philosophical, we’ve been frustrated, we’ve been puzzled.
Well, enough of that. Here are the tangible totems of our Met fandom as delivered through the exercise we called March Metness. First [...]
Hopefully, even though years ending in 7 and 2 have produced zero Mets titles, it won’t result in a series of bad trips.
I wrote that on January 5, slightly smug in the notion that for once, we would see a year that ends in a 7 or 2 produce a playoff season.
I was wrong. Sorry [...]
From the top of the Top 500:
10. There isn’t a Spinners’ radio hit from their halcyon and gorgeous period between 1972 and 1976 that doesn’t flat out make me happy. None makes me happier than One Of A Kind (Love Affair).
9. As I approach Merrick Road, make the next song Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Nothing [...]
Relieve the Greatest Hits of 1986, as told in Flashback Friday throughout the 2006 season….
Le Bel Age
Mad About You
When The Heart Rules The Mind
Live To Tell
The Sweetest Taboo
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
One Hit to the Body
The Next Time [...]
It occurs to me that for all the references I make to the One Hundred Greatest Mets of the First Forty Years, they have never been presented all at once in one handy-dandy post.
So let’s do that today.
For those of you who weren’t with us last March and April when we counted ‘em down, you [...]