LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Jacob deGrom #48 celebrates with Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets after the final out in the Mets 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

You Get What You Need

It only seemed like a long wait from Sunday to Friday for Mets baseball. But I was calm. Hell, we waited nine years for this, what’s five more days … right? But as the minutes drew closer, the butterflies came. And I started to geek out by listening to the TBS Playoff theme, which has […]

on October 4, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Happy Playoffs Day

It’s October 9th. The Mets have a baseball game to play today. This makes me happy. Instead of a long sappy post of how it’s wonderful to be playing baseball on October 9th, I direct you to our latest Baseball Chronicles podcast. Here are the bullet points: Tonight is the win the Dodgers need to […]

Matt Harvey

Subway (World) Series Hopes Go Down The Drain…Thankfully

Last week on my sports-talk radio show, Downtown Sports, I had WOR’s Wayne Randazzo on to preview the NLDS (If you didn’t know I produced a show, you do now). Somehow we came to a discussion on the reality of a potential Subway Series. What Wayne said was absolutely true. If the Yankees had been able to win […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23:  Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets is silhouetted in the late afternnon light as he throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Not To Worry, The Mets Have Shadow Monsters Of Their Own

Five straight losses against the Phillies and Nationals are unsettling, for sure. It’s important to remember that there were some mitigating circumstances that helped that along. It’s also important to remember that no playoff losses are ever remembered with a side of “boy if only Team X had won all those games down the stretch”. […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03:  Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his no hitter against the New York Mets after their game at Citi Field on October 3, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I’m The Charlie Brown Of Fans

The Mets lost a doubleheader today, and probably let any chance of home field advantage slip out the window with it as they’ve lost their last five games. The first game was a 3-1 loss where Daniel Murphy’s bobble of an easy double play ball and Ruben Tejada’s subsequent rushed and terrible throw extended the […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets pitches in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 24, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Understatement Of The Year

Steven Matz’s back issues aren’t getting any better, and it’s gotten to the point where a nap on the sofa could force Bartolo Colon into the Mets’ postseason rotation in Matz’s place. “I probably downplayed it too much at the outset.” — Sandy Alderson on Steven Matz’s lingering back issue. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN)


This Was All A Bad Dream

Sure, I’d love to bash the Mets for not scoring since Alec Asher was chased off the mound after two outs and five runs on Wednesday. And I’d love to bash them for getting swept by the awful Phillies. But think about it for a second: Yoenis Cespedes gets hit by a pitch in the […]

at AT&T Park on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

We Have A Dance Partner

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster. –Sun Tzu We now know our enemy … for certain. The Los Angeles Dodgers finally decided to stop screwing around and clinch the National League West, as their 8-0 win over the San Francisco Giants made it official. Clayton Kershaw […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27:  at Great American Ball Park on September 27, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** name

Red Menaces And A National Eulogy

With a lineup that would have made Stan Jefferson laugh, the Mets completed their sweep of the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 8-1 on “Super Happy Post Clinch Day”, where the lineup gets drawn out of a hat with not a care in the world. Anthony Recker at first base and Kelly Johnson at shortstop […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Wilmer Flores #4 of New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 to clinch the National League East Championship at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Chasing The Clouds Away

There was a blog post I wrote many years ago. In fact it’s dated September 10th, 2007. The title was “Changing The Minds Of Pretenders“. I’d like to quote from it if I may: “Ba de ya – say do you remember Ba de ya – dancing in september Ba de ya – never was […]


It’s Happening

Which exit velocity is greater … that of Lucas Duda’s second home run against the Reds, or that of the Nationals out of the playoffs? I suppose it doesn’t much matter now. Because by this time tomorrow, the New York Mets will most likely be the National League Eastern Division Champions. It’s incredible that it’s […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets slides at home plate to score a run after a double by Lucas Duda in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 24, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Where Goofiness Reigns Supreme

When people aren’t trying to convince me that Daniel Murphy is the greatest and most indespensible hitter of our time, and when Murphy isn’t the best hitter on a mediocre team which gives these people more rocket fuel, there’s something endearing about him. There really is. I mean yeah, not when he’s doing something stupid […]


Food Ghosts, Freddie Freeman, And Devious Plots

It should have been the closure of the full circle created on June 27th, when my wife and I went to see the Mets play the Reds, and it was suspended after six innings because of a steady rain all game which got worse, and we couldn’t use the tickets to go the next day […]

26 Jun 1998:  Former Yankee Yogi Berra throws the first pitch to start the interleague game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. The Yankees defeated the Mets 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allsport

Too Many Wrong Mistakes

I didn’t have much to say about Tuesday’s Mets loss anyway, other than the fact that Matt Wisler and Adonis Garcia are shaping up to be huge thorns in the side of the Mets for years to come. Wisler pitched seven strong innings and Garcia had a two run double as the Mets lost 6-2. […]

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

The Acid Trip Game

Do you remember? The 21st night of September? When Daniel Murphy did something ridiculously stupid and got away with it? I hope you weren’t on mushrooms or something similar during Monday’s game. First off, the camo jerseys. Second, Daniel Murphy thinking that just because he’s wearing a camo jersey that the Braves can’t see him. I’ve […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Fans hold signs in support of Matt Harvey of the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 20, 2015 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Cracks In The Mind

I need to stress something, because I’m usually the crazy, paranoid one: The Mets are making the playoffs. No, nothing is official yet. There’s still some work to do. But the Mets are making the playoffs. Yes, I’m saying this with 2007 and 2008 still circling baggage claim at Carousel 4 at JFK. But that’s […]

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 13: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 13, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

As Full Of It As It Gets

“I fielded like garbage today. I just didn’t play very well. I didn’t. I was very fortunate that team even gave me an opportunity in that last inning because I wasn’t playing very well.” –Daniel Murphy Your browser does not support iframes. It’s amazing how much less annoying Daniel Muprhy has been since the rest of […]

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 12: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets celebrates with Daniel Murphy #28 after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves on September 12, 2015 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Murphy

Syndergaard Breaks Hearts, Cespedes Breaks Bones

Things that should be illegal: Noah Syndergaard’s off speed stuff Yoenis Cespedes Jenrry Mejia’s Stano… oh that’s right. The Mets roll along, three quarters of the way to a sweep of the Braves. It was steaming towards a typical August/September win for the Mets. Give up the first run, make everybody nervous, score a few […]

<> of the Atlanta Braves New York Mets inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves New York Mets at Turner Field on September 11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Getting Ahead Of Myself

Let’s be real. Victories like Friday’s over the Atlanta Braves, no matter how many they’re getting off of the weak sisters of the N.L. East, aren’t going to make me rush to check hotel availability in Toronto for November 3-5. So let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Though I did quickly look up to see […]