BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees speaks with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

MLB Farewell Tour: David Ortiz vs Derek Jeter

Two years ago, future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was making his final appearances at MLB stadiums across the nation. Fans far and wide were lining up at the gates of each American League ballpark and a handful of National League stadiums to see the career-long Yankee shortstop play in that particular city one final […]

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 5: The Atlanta Braves host Bark In The Park for fans to bring their dogs to the game against the New York Mets at Turner Field on May 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

What Do The Puppy Dogs Say This Time?

Look, I didn’t see the loss on Thursday. I don’t want to know. Atlanta obviously owns Met kryptonite. So in honor of Jay Horwitz, here are some puppy dogs to cheer you up: The good news is that the Mets can now sign Britian to the league minimum now that they’ve asked for and received their […]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 21:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Neil Walker #20 of the New York Mets get ready t bat in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on June 21, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A Roller Coaster Of Events

It was all going so well last night. I come home to a 2-0 Nationals lead, Yasmani Grandal hits a home run, and the Dodgers help the Mets back to within four and a half back of Washington. Then by the middle of the day today, we’re all freaking out because Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday’s […]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 21:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets is attended to after getting injured in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on June 21, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Today’s Lesson

So I tell my wife “Hey, put on the Mets game. Your favorite is pitching.” Now my wife has had her picture taken with Jacob deGrom and is always excited to see Noah Syndergaard. So when I say “favorite”, it could be any number of pitchers. Tonight, however, was all about Bartolo Colón. An unexpected treat […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets watches a ball hit for a sixth inning home run by Nick Markakis #22 of the Atlanta Braves land over the fence at Citi Field on June 19, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Winds Of Change (Or Was It From All The Strikeouts?)

“You don’t want to panic early, but right now with what’s going on, we may shake some things up. We’re going to look at every angle.” –Terry Collins I got nothing. Injuries or not, any changes that happen to the Mets deserve to happen. For example, I don’t think sending Conforto down when he’s been battling a […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets is tagged out at the plate by catcher Tyler Flowers #25 of the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning of a game at Citi Field on June 18, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Flores attempted to score from first base on a double by James Loney #28. The Braves defeated the Mets 4-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

One Hand Destroys The Other

It only seems as if Ender Inciarte beat the Mets single-handedly. But there was another hand involved. More specifically, it was the hand that waved Wilmer Flores home in the ninth. But let’s start at the beginning. The Mets got three runs off Aaron Blair (which were frankly three more runs than I thought they’d […]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 17:  James Loney #28 of the New York Mets walks off the field after losing to the Atlanta Braves 5-1 at Citi Field on June 17, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

These Aren’t The Warriors You’re Looking For

The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA Champions. They went 73-9 to set an NBA record this past regular season. And they are currently one win away from winning a second straight title. So when you look at how they do things, there has to be a lot of good things that any sports […]

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets has a moment to himself before playing against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Under The Knife And Over The Moon

David Wright has officially opted for surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. While I can’t speak about spinal stenosis, I have had herniated disks and I can tell you that surgery has so far wound up being the best thing I could have asked for. I’m a little surprised that this decision […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets gets a pat on the shoulder by catcher Rene Rivera #44 after giving up an RBI double to David Freese of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning during a game at Citi Field on June 15, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 11-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Presedential

I know, I know. I’d rather the Mets spread out all of Wednesday’s runs too. But you know what, let this team open the spigots and have their eleven runs. If this gets everybody in the lineup going until the troops either get healthy or are replaced, then so be it. Let them have their blowouts. […]

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Anyone Out There Have Mystical Healing Powers?

So the Mets continued the slide of my soul to the core of the earth by losing 4-0 to the Pirates, getting no hit through the first six innings of the game to Jameson Tallion and his 91 pitches, and getting three hits all game. At the risk of sounding like Johnny from Major League […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 12: Bench Coach Dick Scott #23 of the New York Mets stands in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 12, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Sickout

We all hope Terry Collins, who went to the hospital before Sunday’s game, gets well soon. I’m not sure that Collins, who I figure was sitting in his hospital room like Lou Brown throwing the pillows around, wants to get well. He probably hopes that this one day stay turns into a two week “vacation” […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 11:  Wily Peralta #38 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by third base coach Ed Sedar #6 following a home run during the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets at Miller Park on June 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

So What Have I Missed?

I knew this game didn’t look good. Half the bullpen is gassed, Logan Verrett starting … bad omens. I knew I would miss the game, and I pretty much had no hope of good news. I was fine with it. So I asked the most fierce army in the world to keep their eyes open […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 10:  Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets reacts after the final out of an eleven inning game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Drag This File To The Garbage Can Icon

My head hurts. Look, wins are wins. And there’s a special feeling whenever another major league baseball team out-stupids you for what seems like the first time in ages. But trying to wonder how you can win a game like that when so many dumb things happen that should have ended your hopes of a win […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 09: Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrates after reaching home plate on a RBI single hit by Yoenis Cespedes during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 09, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hitters In Bloom And Locally Sourced Fruits Of Labor

Bartolo Colon and Kevin Plawecki will deserve every accolade that they get for Thursday’s 5-2 win over the Brewers. Bartolo, for being 43 years old and still twirling quality starts and giving the Mets a chance to win most games he starts. (Though he swung at ball four in the top of the fourth and […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 5:  Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on June 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 08:  Michael Conforto #30, Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Alejandro De Aza #16 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in 10 innings at PNC Park on June 8, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Devil You Know Came Back From Georgia (And Just In Time)

I went to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to see the Cubs bash the Phillies 8-1. (I go for the food, honestly. And pro tip: the cheesesteaks keep well when you bring them home to New York.) But proving that my heart is never too far away, I’ll always remember that it was there that I found […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 07:  Juan Nicasio #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning during the game against the New York Mets at PNC Park on June 7, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Wait Continues Some More

This is not a re-post. The Mets lost to the Pirates 3-1 for the second time of the night. Also to note, Lucas Duda hit .192 since May 1st before he went on the disabled list late in the month. Travis d’Arnaud has been out since April 25th, and was hitting .196 previously. Yoenis Cespedes […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 07:  Jonathon Niese #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers a pitch in the first inning during the game against the New York Mets at PNC Park on June 7, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The Wait Continues

You know that commercial where the guy goes out with his friends and leaves the dog home all alone, and he’s waiting and waiting and waiting? Thankfully, that had a happy ending. Mets fans, after waiting and waiting for this game to be played after last night’s rainout, waited and waited for that “Jon Niese […]

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