Going Long

It is my true belief that hitting coaches are overrated. Most take the fall for their teams having nine slumps at once … or not being talented enough to take what they would learn from Ted Williams and turn into All-Stars. No ten-year veteran is all of a sudden going to go from a league […]

2014 World Series Giants Royals

Your 2014 World Series Preview

Hey, the World Series starts on Tuesday … which is a weird day to start a World Series. But rule number one of modern media is “never compete against a professional football game if you can help it.” And heaven forbid Game 7 of the World Series interferes with the Panthers giving six points to […]

Terry Collins Matrix

Reverse Rolandoed By Red Pills

It’s almost as if all of these managers sat down with Terry Collins at the beginning of the playoffs, where Collins said something like “take the red pill and you will live the truth of harsh reality.” And all these managers are taking that damn red pill. Don Mattingly takes the red pill, he sits Yasiel […]

These O's Ain't Royal

My Predictions Ain’t Royal Either

One. I got one prediction correct in this entire postseason. I predicted the Orioles would defeat the Tigers. That’s it. Everything else … kablewie. Dempster fire. (Yes, as in Ryan. I blame him and his suits.) Not that I’m one to make excuses, but who the hell saw the Royals coming? Bless that team as […]

Yasiel Puig

The Panic Room

Going into Game 3 of the 1977 World Series, Reggie Jackson was hitting .136 with the series tied a 1-1. Tommy John, a lefty who gave up a .634 OPS to lefties in his career was due to start for the Dodgers. What if, in an alternate universe on an alternate time frame … a […]

Orioles Royals

Proceed With Caution

Congratulations to the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals for defeating two behemoths in the Tigers and Angels to reach an ALCS which could have been straight out of the early 80′s. I’d like to say I saw both of these results coming, but I only saw one … and I thought the Orioles […]

Ichiro Throwback

No More Mentoring

Uh oh. Bob Green asking a loving question about Raul Ibanez’s impact in the KC clubhouse. Guess who’s going to be a Met next year … — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus)

Royals Postseason

We’ll Never Be Royals

Don’t be fooled by the title … this post isn’t going to go exactly where you think it is. I promise not to bemoan the fact that the Royals and their fans enjoyed a wonderful evening of playoff baseball and why can’t we have nice things in Flushing and yada yada yada. Screw that. The Royals deserve […]

Bobby Abreu hug

The Incremental End, But The Worry Never Stops

There have been many great musings to mark the end of the 2014 season. If you haven’t already gone to those links, do it now. Don’t even read the rest of this … go visit the links. I thought about what to write after the Mets ended the season with an 8-3 victory over Houston. I realized […]

Lenny Dykstra Walk Off

What About The Power Of Love?

First off, let me get this off my chest: Why was the start time for the Austin Mahone concert game 7:10 while the start time for the Huey Lewis concert game 4:10? What, because you think that Huey Lewis fans are so old that they need to get out early for bedtime? An early bird […]

Jose Altuve

Too Many Altuves

All it takes is one Altuve to be too many for the New York Mets tonight. Of course, one Altuve trumps one Carlos Torres, especially when Carlos Torres has to warm up unexpectedly after Jon Niese left the game with an elevated heartbeat … something he has has problems with before. All it took was […]

Curtis Granderson running

The Splits

The Mets are winding down the season in less than spectacular fashion. They completed a doubleheader against the Nationals on Thursday because it was on the schedule. They won the first game against Nationals’ spot starter Blake Treinen. Then they faced a better pitcher and got three hits. And so it goes. What everybody will […]

Rainout Theater: Mackey Sasser Edition

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Documentary series is the best thing they do. This 30 for 30 Short features former Mets catcher Mackey Sasser, and his battle with throwing the ball back to the pitcher, which took many years after his retirement to resolve. If only David and Rob were around in 1990. Because Mackey really could hit.

Worth 15 minutes of your time.

Adam LaRoche HR Colon

The Secret Revealed

Nope, the Mets still can’t beat Washington. They lost on Tuesday 4-2, with all four runs coming as a result of Bartolo Colon relying on his closing speed to cover first base on a Kevin Frandsen infield base hit. The lapse in judgement (or the ill-timed daydream of a night at Ben’s Chili Bowl, who […]

Sandy Alderson Trade Deadline

Squawking About Sandy

Some things off the top of my head on Sandy Alderson’s reported three year extension: The news of Alderson’s extension, though not officially announced yet, comes on the same day that the Braves fired GM Frank Wren. This may seem like a case of the Mets accepting mediocrity. You would be justified in your frustration. […]

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