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Analyzing 2010 Hall of Fame Ballot

On November 27th, the Hall of Fame released the 2010 ballot for enshrinement into its hallowed halls. It’s an intriguing bunch, with no sure-fire, no-doubt-about-it, first ballot players. And sometimes that’s more fun. You can’t argue about the merits of a Hank Aaron or a Willie Mays, but you can get some good discussions going […]

THE List: 10 Most Memorable Mets Home Runs

THE List: 10 Most Memorable Mets Home Runs

Tommie Agee (10/14/69) Game 3 of the 1969 World Series was one for the ages for Agee. He is best remembered for those two sensational catches that saved five runs in a 5-0 win. But he also led off the game with a home run, setting the tone for the rest of the game, letting […]

Addressing Trade & Free Agent Rumors

Addressing Trade & Free Agent Rumors

When I was a young fledgling newswriter, an experienced anchorman told me never to use the word “rumors.” “We deal in facts, not rumors,” he said.  And he was right. It’s advice I’ve followed ever since. But when it comes to possible trade and free agent signings, rumor is the only word to use. Because […]

Are "Real" Sportswriters Any Better Than Bloggers?

Are “Real” Sportswriters Any Better Than Bloggers?

Before I joined the ranks of bloggers a couple of months ago, I had a very low opinion of such so called “writers.” The rare sports blogs I read were filled with grammatical and spelling errors. The content was lame at best, libelous at worst, consisting mostly of trashing players and offering ridiculous opinions. I […]

BEST Moves by Omar Minaya

BEST Moves by Omar Minaya

Marge: You know Homer, it’s easy to criticize. Homer: Fun too. – The Simpsons As with most things, Homer Simpson (left, with the Capital City Goofball) is right — it is indeed fun to criticize. Unfortunately, the Mets have given us plenty of material over the past few years. But now is the time to […]

Looking Ahead to 2010

Looking Ahead to 2010

Now that we’re done rooting against both the Yankees and the Phillies, and the Yanks have held their stupid parade up the stupid Canyon of Heroes, we can officially begin looking ahead to 2010. Some will say that began at around the All-Star game last season, but we are optimists here. So let’s take a […]

THE List: 10 Best Mets Broadcasters

THE List: 10 Best Mets Broadcasters

Ralph Kiner (1962-2013) Despite his penchant for misspeaking, Kiner was an excellent announcer. Unlike today’s breed of commentator, he rarely used the word “I” when giving analysis. My favorite Kiner’s Korner moment was when he had Mookie Wilson and Danny Heep on the show, and Heep was wearing eye black. Kiner said, “Danny is wearing […]

THE List: 10 Best Players to Wear Mets Uniform

THE List: 10 Best Players to Wear Mets Uniform

Gil Hodges (1962-1963) Not in the Hall of Fame, but he certainly should be. His 2 seasons with the Mets don’t help his case, hitting 9 homers in just 65 games.  For his career, Hodges hit 370 homers, and drove in more than 100 runs 7 years in a row. Duke Snider (1963) Snider hit […]