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The Mets lost to the Brewers Thursday night for their 82nd loss, which means the Mets won’t even finish .500 this season. And that is an absolute disgrace. .500 means nothing, really. Either way, it was a waste of a season, except for a couple of bright spots (Dickey, Pagan, Davis, Niese, Pelfrey, and, uh, […]
How does Ken Burns do it? No, not put together documentaries. I know how to do that. No, how does he manage to find the biggest blowhards to talk about baseball? Burns was back the past two nights with “The Tenth Inning,” a continuation of his seminal nine-part baseball documentary. Aside from a dubious history of baseball (I […]
There has been more talk lately about expanding the playoffs to include a second wild card team from each league. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said he’s open to the idea. Proponents site two reasons for doing this — on-field fairness and off-field drama. We’ll examine the latter reason first. Take a look at this year’s American […]
Not only is Rusty Staub one of the most popular Mets ever, he is my favorite Met of all time. The Mets held a retirement ceremony for him in 1985. First there is a video montage, then he makes an on-field speech:
No, this is not another article about Oliver Perez’s $12 million or Luis Castillo’s $6 million. This is about Omar Minaya’s wasteful ways that slipped under the radar. That’s because individually, these signings are relatively insignificant. But put them together and they add up. Here are six absolutely useless deals Minaya made in the off season: Alex […]
Speculation on who will be the next manager of the Mets is running rampant (how do you think it makes Jerry Manuel feel?). The talk got a big boost Monday with an appearance by outgoing Dodgers manager Joe Torre on WFAN, where he refused to “shut the door” on managing again. When asked specifically about […]
I had quite a dilemma Sunday morning. The Mets-Braves game and the Cowboys-Bears game both started at the same time (10am Pacific time). Which game do I watch? Well, it wasn’t really a dilemma at all. Even though I am a much bigger baseball fan than football fan, the Mets season is all but over, […]
This is just funny stuff, and unfortunately, much of it rings true.
An interesting little conversation on the Mets-Braves broadcast Friday night — Gary Cohen asked Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling whether the swing of Braves rookie Jason Heyward (left) reminds them of anyone. Darling said, “John Milner?” Hernandez said no, that Milner tried to lift everything. Cohen asked, “Stargell or McCovey?” Hernandez said no. Cohen said,” […]
When Joe DiMaggio was alive, he insisted on being introduced as “the greatest living ballplayer,” whether he actually was or not. Since he died, that mantle has not been bestowed upon anyone. It’s too difficult a task to assign the moniker to any one player, so I’ve come up with the top 10 greatest living ballplayers — […]