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THE Poll: Next Mets Manager

Now that Sandy Alderson is in place, his first major decision will be picking a new manager. Alderson has gone on record as saying he doesn’t believe in high-priced managers, that he wants someone who will simply follow the organization’s philosophy. That could leave out at least one fan favorite. So who do you want […]

Video: Sandy Alderson Era Has Begun

The Mets formally introduced Sandy Alderson as the team’s new general manager on Friday. They are certainly making a commitment to him — the deal is for four years, with an option year that would take Alderson through the 2015 season. Here is Alderson’s opening statement at his news conference. Note the mistake early on […]

Photos: My Stadium Tour

Photos: My Stadium Tour

If you love baseball, you’ve got to love stadiums. Unlike football and basketball (do they even play hockey anymore?) which play their games on identical fields, each baseball stadium is unique. I love going to stadiums and walking around, taking pictures and watching the game from all different angles on all different levels. Here are […]

Mets to Hire Sandy Alderson?

Mets to Hire Sandy Alderson?

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Mets have decided to hire Sandy Alderson as their next general manager. Heyman wrote on Twitter (the apparent new way to report breaking sports news): #mets are hiring with alderson as gm, sources say. He added another tweet: #mets went with the chalk. alderson getting the call […]

Video: Gary Carter — What an Actor!

Gary Carter loves the camera, but apparently the camera doesn’t love him as an actor. Check out this 1986 commercial for Newsday.

Phillies Lose!!!

Phillies Lose!!!

Not a bad couple of days for us Mets fans. First the Yankees lose, and now the Phillies. I thought for sure it was going to be a Yankees-Phillies rematch in the World Series. At the very least, I was virtually certain one of the teams would make it. But now they are both done. […]

THE Poll: Next Mets GM

I am experimenting with this new polling website I found, so I would appreciate it if you could vote so I can see if this works.

Yankees Lose!!!

Yankees Lose!!!

Since Mets fans have nothing to root for anymore, all we can do is root against our arch enemies. First the Braves fell in the playoffs, and Friday night we got our biggest prize — the Yankees are done. The Texas Rangers whipped the Yankees 6-1 in Game 6 of the ALCS to reach their […]

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Oh, So Now it’s 2

That was quick — in the space of 24 hours the Mets narrowed their already-narrowed down list of general manager candidates from six to two;Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes. “We are bringing back Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson for a second round of interviews with Fred, Saul and me,” Jeff Wilpon said in the statement, […]

And Then There Were 6

And Then There Were 6

The Mets have announced that they have whittled down the list of prospective general managers to six. The lucky half dozen are Sandy Alderson,  Red Sox assistant to the GM Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes, Dodgers assistant GM Logan White and Blue Jays special assistant to the […]

Mets, K-Rod Near Settlement

Mets, K-Rod Near Settlement

A grievance hearing scheduled for Monday between the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez has been canceled, as the two sides are discussing a settlement. A Mets spokesman said on Saturday, “The parties are in negotiation.” K-Rod was suspended without pay after injuring his thumb while allegedly beating up the father of his girlfriend at Citi Field […]

Video: Building Shea Stadium

This is part of a promotional video for the 1964 Worlds Fair, featuring shots of a still-under construction Shea Stadium:

Mets GM Candidates

Mets GM Candidates

So the Mets have apparently begun the process of interviewing candidates for general manager. Red Sox scouting director Allard Baird reportedly interviewed on Monday. White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes and former A’s GM and Padres president Sandy Alderson will sit down with the Wilpons as the week unfolds. And […]

Video: “Catch the Rising Stars”

Here’s a really, really bad 1985 Mets promo with that year’s slogan “Catch the Rising Stars.” It is so bad, it implies that Keith Hernandez is a lady!  

2010 MLB Post Season Awards

2010 MLB Post Season Awards

This is going to be an interesting awards season for MLB. Except for one award, there really is no clear-cut winner in any of these races. You can make legitimate cases for several candidates. Here’s my take: NL MVP Gonzalez            Pujols                 Votto At different points during the summer, it looked like either of these three were […]

2010 Mets Final Report Card

2010 Mets Final Report Card

Well, another Mets season has come and gone, so it’s time once again for the players’ final report card.  The grades are generally mediocre, which is fitting because that was the end result on the field. Everybody expected better than four games under .500 and a fourth place finish in the NL East. Well, there’s always […]

Video: Ralph Kiner, Circa 1980

Here’s Ralph Kiner, circa 1980. It’s a  promo before an episode of “Kiner’s Korner.” The promo is for a contest called “Foamy Famous Faces” — I can’t believe Ralph was able to say that twice without stumbling!