Cassandra: One who predicts misfortune or disaster
Pollyanna: A person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything
CassieClub: OMG!!! Johan DONE!!!!!!
PollyPorch: Johan looked fine. A few tough breaks.
CassieClub: Whats ERA since no no??? A THOUSAND??????
PollyPorch: Mechanics OK. Velocity OK. Some lucky hits.
CassieClub: NEVER SHOULD HAVE LET HIM THROW 134!!!!!!
PollyPorch: That was 2 [...]
The First No-Hitter in New York Mets History can be watched (and listened to in two languages) again and again by the five Faith and Fear readers who were first to correctly answer all 15 questions of our Monday night quiz. Congratulations to Chris D’Orso, Josh Himmelsbach, Brock Mahan, Stephen Malone and Joe Nunziata, and [...]
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You haven’t lived until you’ve listened to the Spanish-language call of the ninth inning of the First No-Hitter in New York Mets History synced to the video. And if you’re wondering where you can do that, boy do we have a DVD for five of you!
Watch. Listen. [...]
We didn’t miss winning Friday night’s ballgame by much. Another inch or so batwise, and either Wright or Davis gets much more than a sacrifice fly in the first and we’re tied at three. The pitcher’s glove that deflects Jerry Hairston’s grounder away from Ruben Tejada keeps a runner off base in advance of Luis [...]
They sold the jerseys, they sold the dirt, they sold replicas of the tickets they didn’t sell…the Mets were so anxious to cash in on Johan Santana’s no-hitter that they even put the game-used shortstop up for sale! Didn’t necessarily think there’d be any takers, but the Orioles just had to have a piece of [...]
How is it a player named Ben Sheets never played for a team whose signature promotion involves fans carrying bedsheets?
No, that’s probably not your uppermost Met concern following a very unbanner day in Atlanta, but after being subject to the worst kind of familiar — getting swept at Turner Field for the thirteenth time since [...]
But when my pace is falling slack
I catch myself thinking back
A certain night, a certain summer
Long gone long
I suggested to my buddy Jim we get together Friday night to watch the Mets game at this place in Rockville Centre in whose present incarnation I’d never set foot but in whose confines I’d seen plenty. [...]
I guess I should be more up in Panda arms over David Wright not starting the All-Star Game despite his being not just a better all-around third baseman but probably a better cuddly zoo animal than Pablo Sandoval, yet given the system that produced this silly result, it’s funnier than it is an outrage. David [...]
I used to watch my team’s games and hope for the best in the vaguest sense of the word. Then June 2012 came along and on its very First night, I received the best. I received the best thing a June game could give. I received the one thing I’d been waiting for my entire [...]
You can lose one game to the Cubs, who are professionals no matter their record. You can appear helpless at the left hand of Travis Wood, whose command was sharp and approach was impeccable. You can waste Johan Santana’s six strong innings because sometimes great pitchers on good nights are outdone by lesser pitchers on [...]