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In The Crosshairs (Quite Literally)

Ever have a mascot be threatened with sniper fire from the government? Well, the Mets have. (We’re number one!): Former Mets mascot AJ Mass, in a new book about his time on the job in Shea Stadium, recounted the April day when one federal agent threatened to put a bullet between the stitches of his […]

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Despite The Best Efforts Of The Supposed Closer …

The Mets completed their sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-2 victory on Thursday. This happened in large parts due to the efforts of Dillon Gee, who pitched seven shutout innings against the Snakes, and made the key play of the game in the sixth when he alertly covered a naked second base to […]

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A Diamondback Without Venom Is A Belt

I remember when the Mets used to have fun in Arizona. From 2005-2008 (otherwise known as “when the Mets were good”), the Mets went 13-2 in Chase Field, outscoring the Diamondbacks by a cumulative score of 113-40. And I think there were a couple of those seasons when the Snakes might have actually been good. […]

This Should End Well …

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Locusts, Frogs, and Outfielders

You’d be forgiven if you saw Curtis Granderson crash into the wall during the first inning on Monday night against Arizona and thought “Oh good, another parallel to Jason Bay.” Free agent Mets outfielders should not, under any circumstances, crash into walls. It doesn’t work out for them. Luckily, Granderson didn’t suffer any sort of […]

Oh, Frenchy …

I have no words. Just watch:

Just a reminder, the Mets paid this guy to play baseball for close to a year.

Hilarity provided by The Big Lead

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Fool Me Four Times

I was moved by the fact that Bartolo Colon pitched such a good game on Tuesday while dealing with a significant illness in the family. To say that Bartolo got shelled on Sunday because his heart wasn’t in it would minimize the way he got through his outing on Tuesday. And more importantly it would […]

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Dodging Monkey Feces

Never easy, is it? This game had kick in the nuts written all over it. Just by the way it started, which seems so long ago now … Collin Cowgill throwing out Eric Young Jr. on a sac fly, and looking a little too excited after doing it. Then after scoring on an Albert Pujols […]

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Shucked, Jived, Touched and Beaned

First off, of course Dillon Gee had his worst outing of the young season on Friday against the Angels … throwing 100 pitches in five and 2/3′s innings while giving up four runs, including a two run home run to freakin’ J.B. Shuck. But this could have been avoided by sending Gee off the Anaheim […]

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Turnering My Stomach

The days are winding down for Turner Field, and I think I can speak for all of you readers when I say “Praise Jesus”. Even in a victory this damn place gets wacky. My wife has looked up at the games in Atlanta long enough to note “place looks dark.” Very astute. That’s because there […]


Mets People Strike Again

Thirteen at-bats. That’s the “extended look” that Lucas Duda is going to get as the starting first baseman of the New York Mets. Multiple reports are reporting that Ike Davis will get the start against Atlanta tonight. Which means that including tonight, in the six games since the declaration was made to give Lucas Duda […]

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Heyward Pines

We should probably be thankful that Jason Heyward didn’t start his one man assault on the Mets one at-bat earlier. Because if he did, the Mets might be staring down the barrel of another one of those special sweeps at Turner Field. Heyward led off the game for the Braves with a solo HR and […]

Get Well Soon, Sweet Music!

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All Part Of The Fun

Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in sports history … Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s record for career home runs with 715. The Braves celebrated the occasion before their game: The Braves marked the day with the above ceremony, and by wearing their throwbacks from 1974. And wouldn’t you […]

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Idle Hands Do Hulk Hogan’s Work

I haven’t watched professional wrestling in damn near close to 13 years. But Wrestlemania XXX got me wistful of the days where I would go to Ridgewood Groves Arena as a kid to watch the very first Wrestlemania on closed circuit television. (For you kids out there, that’s like Pay Per View except you have […]