One of the benefits of sticking around to the final out when many have flocked despairingly to the exits in the face of howling winds and widening deficits is seeing things you wouldn’t believe if you didn’t experience them for yourself. Minutes after Jason bolted the imminent initial Met demise of 2014, he was joined [...]
I’ll be fortunate enough to be watching somewhat up close and personal in Flushing today, but for those who aren’t among the 42,000 or so who will account for yet another of those magical Citi Field attendance records management is so fond of periodically revealing, the New York Mets will be on TV in one [...]
The Mets’ 50th anniversary outdoor advertising campaign has been a preseason highlight. Perhaps you’ve seen the theme in action, with an image on the left representing the good old days and a modern counterpart representing hopeful new days. Seaver and Santana. Hernandez and Davis. That sort of thing.
But one iteration I caught sight of on [...]
Last night’s blogger conference call took me by surprise. The Mets usually give us more than 20 minutes’ notice, but you take what you can get. Unfortunately for my fellow bloggers, it didn’t seem like most of them could get to the phone, because by the time it started — around eleven, just after the [...]
The truth is this season’s beginning does not loom promisingly. Daniel Murphy starts the season on the DL, which we were not expecting. Jose Reyes starts the season on the DL, which we were expecting but were also beginning to believe was just a bad dream. Carlos Beltran will spend at least a month on [...]
Thanks to Jason for issuing such a warm invitation to Varsity Letters (Thursday night, 8 PM, details and directions here) as well as for offering a relatively objective review. Thanks to all, really, who have made these first few weeks as a published Mets author so inviting. Your support is as uplifting as it is [...]
Ya gotta hand it to the Mets. They invested wisely and now they’re taking one for the team, so to speak.
I don’t remember anymore how much they’re paying Johan Santana. It is so not important. Contracts and salaries are the stuff of winter, and winter, whatever stubborn grimness continues to transpire outside our windows, ended [...]
I think we just won the pennant last year.
What else is there to glean from the story that the Cardinals have been caught Redhanded having indulged in a variety of banned substances prior to last year’s National League Championship Series? I would be happy if it weren’t so sad.
This is one of those in-retrospect moments [...]
It’s not so much that the Mets are going to sign Roger Clemens that worries me. It’s how much I like the move that frightens me down to what I thought was my very soul. I dunno. Maybe as I age, I don’t have one anymore.
All I know for sure is I saw Victor Zambrano [...]
I have to tell you that this wasn’t easy. Quite frankly, it was a task. You’d think selecting the Ten Greatest Mets of the First Forty Years would be fairly simple. Certain names come to mind immediately and their stories seem familiar enough. Immerse yourself into the proud history of this franchise, though, and what [...]