PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 24: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets mishandles a bare-handed ground ball in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on May 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Emphasize What Needs To Be Emphasized

Without reading any of the post mortems on Sunday’s latest blowout loss to the Pirates, I can already sense that the big story is going to be this “post game meeting” that Terry Collins called after the game. We’re going to get our fur puffed up like a cat the moment she realizes that she’s […]

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 03:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Day Was Over Before It Began

Well this qualifies as one of those days you wish you hadn’t rolled out of bed. I know as Mets fans we feel that’s most days, but this is the kind of day that lends perspective to that quip. Because this day was a total waste. The big news that rolled out before the game […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 22:  Kevin Plawecki #22 of the New York Mets talks with Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets after giving up two runs in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Slawed

This seemed to be one of those wash, rinse, repeat games for the Mets. Young phenom working on his craft. Lineup not bothering to hit for him because they don’t bother to hit for anybody. Same old story as always. Noah Syndergaard started well, striking out the side in the first inning. But then after […]

at Citi Field on May 21, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

I Actually Like Things …

There was a lot to like that happened on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. The obvious being Jacob deGrom’s 11 K’s in eight innings and Lucas Duda’s two home runs in a 5-0 win that split the series against the best team in the National League. But here’s what I liked most: First off, I […]

during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2015 in New York City.

Two Of Those Days

The Mets lost again on Wednesday. Somehow, they lost worse today than they did on Tuesday. Maybe it was because Bartolo Colon tired out after legging out an error. Your browser does not support iframes. No coincidence that after Bartolo’s sprint, he walked two hitters. But whether you believe that or not, it really doesn’t matter […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts as he is pulled from the game in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 19, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

One Of Those Days

You ever have a day where you hate everything and everybody? And because you’re having “one of those days”, the first thing out of your mouth, or the first reaction out of your body is something you wouldn’t normally say or do or yell, and then you wind up regretting it for the rest of […]

NEW YORK - AUGUST 3:  Pedro Martinez #45 of the New York Mets pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during their game on August 3, 2005 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I’ll Have The Pedro

Pedro Martinez knows what Matt Harvey went through tonight. Petey would pitch his butt off in 2005 only to have little run support or … more congruous with the times in 2005 … a bad bullpen rob him of a well deserved victory. Flash forward ten years and you had a 1-0 game going into […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets walks back to the dugout in the sixth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on May 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Good And Lucky

I’ve been calling it “The Syndergaard Trade” for a couple of years now. We’re all starting to understand what I’ve been imagining for years … this Noah Syndergaard character is pretty damn good. He struck out Adam Lind in the second on three straight fastballs and made him look like a softball player. His hook […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets hits a grand slam home run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 16, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Brewers 14-1.(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Those Fedoras Are Cursed I Tell You!

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see if for myself. And damned if I didn’t see it myself. The offensively challenged Mets scored ten runs in the fourth inning … nine off Matt Garza … and rode that wave to a 14-1 victory over Milwaukee. Lotsa pent up aggression if you ask me. […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets reacts by throwing the ball in the air after giving up a home run against Gerardo Parra #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning during their game at Citi Field on May 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Look At The Bright Side …

At least the Mets are losing games in under two hours and thirty minutes. That pace of play initiative must really be working. I can’t think of anything else positive to say. Not in this day that was brought to us by the pit of hell. First the starting lineup comes out and Ruben Tejada […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 14: Fans react as Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs steals home plate against the New York Mets during the seventh inning on May 14, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs won 6-5. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Fools Gold (And Fools Blue And Fools Orange)

Perhaps now we’ll see that Opening Day victories eleven game winning streaks in April don’t mean a damned thing. Perhaps the people that overly celebrate the following: Mets       1-0 Yankees 0-1 … will get their heads on straight and realize that “taking back the city” is of no consequence and is not […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals looks to make a save as Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals and Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers fight for position in the third period of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Crossover Humor

Matt Falkenbury was once the curator of the Daily Stache. Now he’s a philanthropist and a man about town. And as we were discussing Game 7 between the Capitals and the Rangers, Matt came up with a gem that is too good not to share, regarding Caps goalie Braden Holtby: It’s a crime his record […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 13: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning on May 13, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

When Being God-Like Isn’t Enough

Five runs in three games. The rotation of the future is 0-2 this series. And Matt Harvey can’t turn water into f***ing wine. Seven shutout innings and he can’t win. I’d say “unbelievable”, but it’s totally believable because this team can’t hit. Please come back soon, Juan Lagares. Oh who am I kidding … Lagares […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 12:  Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets makes his Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Difference In Myths

Thor is a god in Norse Mythology. Noah Syndergaard, nicknamed “Thor” was not a god on Tuesday night, but who achieves such status the first time they wield a hammer? To be fair, Syndergaard’s hammer was pretty damn good in his debut on Tuesday night. I had Cubs fans remark to me how good Syndergaard’s […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 11: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer against the New York Mets on May 11, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  It was Bryant's first home run at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Thunder And Lightning On A Clear Night

Chicago is known for its unpredictable weather. The last time I was there I woke up at about 6:30 am Central and there was a huge thunderstorm. Thunderstorms are nasty in New York but the one I woke up to in Chicago was Armageddonesque. I think poor Jacob deGrom felt that Armaggedonesque weather pattern on […]

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