Archive for the ‘New York Mets’ Category

Gary Carter Dies: Au Revoir, Kid

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It seems odd now that when I was a kid, I didn't actually like "The Kid." But Gary Carter was a Met. That meant he was pretty much always beating the Cubs, and then smiling about it the whole damn time. More than anything on the field, it was that smile ...

The Yankees And Mets Are Doing Just Great

Friday, April 24th, 2009

You know those two gigantic, ridiculously expensive stadiums they just built in New York? One is the baseball equivalent of New Coke and the other is named after a company whose stock is currently trading at $3.20 per share? Well, now a report has surfaced that claims the Yankees and ...

Only the Cubs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

There are certain bizarre things that seem like they can only happen to certain franchises. Only the Mets could open Citi Field by allowing the decisive run to be scored on a balk. Likewise, only the Mets could lose two games in the first two games of the season due to ...

Heath Bell Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Earlier in the week we posted about how Heath Bell really doesn't like ESPN and Baseball Tonight's coverage of Major League Baseball. He claimed the WWL only cared about the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets. So basically he said exactly what we've all been thinking for years. Then, he went ...

Heath Bell Does Not Care For Your Coverage, ESPN

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

While you might think I'd use this space to inform you that Jody Gerut's leadoff homerun at Citi Field last night was the first time a ballpark has been greeted with a homerun in the opening at bat, or to blab along about the San Diego Padres being 6-2 right ...

That’s One Expensive Pile of…

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

So you’re in a two-team town. The city’s fan base isn’t exactly split 50-50 either. One team wins trophies; the other, well, it used to. One team is an international brand, while the other is more like Stephen Baldwin's political opinion, you know, an afterthought. And no, I’m not talking about ...

So Long, Shea

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A couple weeks ago, Sports Illustrated paid tribute to the closing of Yankee Stadium with a cover and a tribute story written by Tom Verducci told from an interesting angle -- a first-person perspective from Yankee Stadium (him?)self. It was a good piece. One you should read. (Especially if you want ...

Goodbye, Hand Pee Guy

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Well, it is with a sad emoticon that I report the latest news on Mets outfield Moises Alou. It looks like he's done for the season with a tear in in hamstring, and it may be a career for the 42-year old outfielder.Everybody knows what this means: Major League baseball ...