In case you missed it, here is video of Ike Davis’s pinch hit grand slam in the ninth inning that gave the Mets a 6-3 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Monday is Opening Day, and it is really hard to find a Mets fan who is optimistic about the 2014 season. Let’s hope it is not as bad as this: Of course, we’ve all seen that clip before (in fact, I posted it the day after it aired back in 2010), but it never stops […]
Tom Seaver was a hot commodity in advertising in the 1970s and he took full advantage of it. Here is a commercial he did (along with Earl Monroe and Bob Griese) for a Rubik’s Cube-type puzzle toy called “Screwball.”
Here is a commercial Tom Seaver and his dad did for Oldsmobile in the late 1980s, as part of the “this is not your father’s Oldsmobile” campaign. The strange thing about this ad is that Olds probably paid Seaver a whole lot of money to appear, yet he has just one line; his father does […]
I put Nancy’s name first in the headline because she was clearly the star of this early 1970s commercial for Phillips 66 gas. Boy was she beautiful. As far as Tom Seaver, he looks like Ted Chaough from “Mad Men,” what with his turtle neck and sports coat. While neither of them are particularly good […]
Here are two interesting pieces of video. Back in 1975 when the Yankees were in the middle of their two-year sojourn into Shea Stadium, they held a pre-game ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Army. They gave the traditional 21-gun salute, but somehow the force from the cannon explosion knocked down part […]
The Mets on Monday released their unintentionally hilarious holiday video for 2013, and, well, let’s just say the players should not quit their day jobs (which some of them are not very good at, as well). David Wright looks perfectly comfortable in front of the camera, as usual. But Matt Harvey could have used vocal […]
Every year the folks over at Doritos hold a “Crash the Super Bowl” commercial contest. This year a friend and I got together to produce an ad. The winner gets a million dollars, and I can certainly use the cash. So feel free to give us five stars. As a reward to my readers, if […]
Tommie Agee had one of the best games in Mets history in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series, hitting a home run and making two incredible catches that saved the game for the Mets. We’ve been seeing those catches for our entire lives, but Mets fans can never get enough of them. Here they […]
With the trade deadline approaching, MLB.com looked back on the best moves the Mets have made during the season and at the trade deadline.
On this Hall of Fame weekend, let’s take a look back at the induction of the only player to wear a Mets cap on his plaque — Tom Seaver. He was inducted in 1992 with what is still the highest vote percentage in Hall of Fame history, 98.84%.
I don’t like Jimmy Fallon, but he did something pretty funny the other day — he sent Matt Harvey out onto the streets of New York to talk to Mets fans about… Matt Harvey. Lots of people didn’t recognize him. So really, it was Harvey who was funny, not the unfunny Fallon.
David Wright videotaped a message to Mets fans, thanking them for voting him the starting third baseman in the All-Star game.
Following his thrilling win in his major league debut Tuesday night, Zack Wheeler received an on-field beer bath from his teammates. I guess the Wilpons are too cheap to spring for champagne. Check out the video:
I’m not sure exactly what this Mets video is, but it is billed as a Coke commercial. It shows some guy (probably an actor) on the field at Shea Stadium wearing a Frank Howard jersey greeting the real Frank Howard, then giving batting tips to someone who may be Mike Jorgensen. It was likely shot […]
Sorry for the provocative title — I couldn’t resist. After his game-winning grand slam Wednesday night, Jordany Valdespin was hit with the annoying, obligatory shaving cream pie to the face during his post game interview. But this facial was particularly messy (very sorry again). John Buck took a towel filled with shaving cream and basically […]
John Buck’s home run into the second deck at Citi Field Sunday was a monstrous shot — 460 feet. But it was nothing compared to two of the longest homers ever hit at Shea Stadium. The first one happened on August 20, 1999. Mark McGwire was at the height of his PED-fueled home run hitting […]
Here’s a commercial from the Mets in 2010, in which they seemed to believe that they would be a good team that year. Instead, they were not. Enjoy the memories.
When it was announced that the Mets new ballpark would be named Citi Field, people immediately came up with a similar sounding name for the stadium in the likely event that the Mets started playing terribly. You can figure it out on your own. In this animated clip, Jeff Wilpon announces that the team has […]
The Mets and the Daily News teamed up in the late 1980s (1987 is my guess) for a cross-promotion spot. It seems like a conflict of interest for an impartial news agency to have such a relationship with an entity that it covers, but whatever. It is nice to hear Howard Cosell’s voice over; I […]
Who knew Daniel Murphy was such a devout Christian? Well, he apparently is, as explained in this piece by The Christian Broadcasting Network:
I have no comment on this:
So you’ve probably always wondered — what does David Wright play for? Well, it’s not for money, or fame, or even championships, apparently. David Wright reveals his motivation in this video from MLB.com: