Gentle Reader: The topical hook of this column is incredibly outdated, but the historical stuff is still keen!
Michael Bourn. Not a Met. Not yet. Maybe never. Maybe soon. It’s not a story that seems to include resolution. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Resolution came.) But if Bourn is gonna be one of ours soon, he’s gonna start his [...]
I’d like to be not such a hardass toward my team. I’d like to not be so realistic about the tendencies of its individual components. I’d like to like the players I like without not being able to stand them when their performances unequivocally merit disdain.
I’d have liked to have been a more steadfast supporter [...]
One of the problems with being a baseball fan who’s reached a certain level of insanity is most every game is seen as part of your team’s ongoing drama, with the other guys walk-on antagonists who exist only to thwart us. When our team wins, if we can we attribute it to pluck or fortitude [...]
Having been granted my wish that Heath Bell be dismissed from the premises, I’ve been reminded to be careful what I wish for.
My reminder: Jose Lima has taken Heath Bell’s spot.
I really want to believe there’s nothing wrong with a second helping of Lima Time provided it is served by the thimbleful and at off [...]
Saw a dude at Shea yesterday sport a plain white t-shirt on whose front was drawn a clock. On the back, he or somebody assisting him scrawled LIMA TIME!
I wonder at what point in the afternoon he decided he’d ruined a perfectly good undergarment.
That Lima’s a pistol, all right. His right arm may never genuinely [...]