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Thursday, May 10, 2012

1/2 Game Out?!!

That was one of the most improbable series sweeps that I can recall, but boy was that fun! It had shades of 2006, especially when all the "fake Phillies fans" would leave early/not even show up to the games.

Let's enjoy this while it lasts Mets fans, and heck, maybe they can make this a very interesting summer. I don't believe it, but I hope I'm wrong!


(and stay out of taxi cabs today in Miami alright guys?)

PS I'll be at the game on Monday when they return home, let's try to get a decent crowd there to show our support of this team/recent success.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Get healthy Mariano

Here is our new sign that was put up yesterday in regards to Mariano Rivera's torn acl.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

At Least we didn't lose today...

After a TERRIBLE series, getting swept by the worst team in MLB in my opinion, are the Mets really an above .500 team, or is the beginning of the end?

The Mets can complain about injuries, but every team in baseball suffers from injuries, and the Mets have no depth to be able to handle it, especially pitching.

I'm sticking by my 76 win projection that I had in the pre-season, but hopefully I am wrong and the Mets sweep the Diamondbacks this weekend.

Let's go Mets

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guarantee Mets won't lose today

Here is the sign at work currently... we have it to remember the best part of the season, only half a game out of first place.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

M Bautista

Am I the only one sick of seeing him pitch?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mets are 5-2

Oh, the roller coaster continues! After 2 UGLY losses, I thought this season was going to tumble and end the way our expectations were just 10 days ago before the 4-game winning streak.

But then Jason Bay hits an opposite field home run off of Cliff Lee, Dickey works his magic, and the Mets take the opening game of the series, even pulling into a first place tie for an hour or so while the Nationals and Reds were battling in extra innings.

The roller coaster will probably start it's descent as we lose the next two games, but what if something magical happens...? Then is it "Ya Gotta Believe?"

Let's Go Mets!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Game 4. Put it in the books!

This seemed like a classic August/September 2011 game, Mets fall behind early due to poor pitching by Pelfrey, and I figured the game was over. But then Captain Kirk reels me back in and makes me believe. D Murphy actually played defense and saved the game, then wins it in the 9th after poor Nationals defense. But I'll take it!

Today the most popular question was, "Do you believe?" I kept saying "I wish I didn't know "too much" or pay attention to sabermetrics, because this would be so much more fun when you don't know about small sample size, and just take everything for what it is on the surface. 4-0. But unfortunately I will keep my 76 wins projection, and be the happiest person in the world if I'm wrong by 15 games!

I know a lot of people are talking about taking a trip down the Turnpike on Friday or Saturday if this little run keeps it up; I hope that comes to fruition!

Let's Go Mets!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Picture from yesterday's game

Section 109, row 16. Thanks Rory!

Another happy recap!

I've gone to both games in this young season, and if they happen to lose today,I may be forced to go on Monday:)

It was another crisp, well played game, with Wright CRUSHING the home run opposite field, and Duda's two home runs. I missed Parnell's inning due to trying two boots pizza (it was good, but $6 a slice?!? Come on...)

Let's go for the sweep today, and maybe sole possession of first place! And no, I'm not revising my season win total, but obviously hope I'm completely wrong:)

Let's go Mets!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

And the Mets are Tied for 1st Place!

Although it was very quiet on the train ride in, and the majority of parking lots before the game, the stadium filled in nicely, and got very loud on a couple of occasions (Johan final batter, and D Wright's RBI), which was very refreshing.

Couple other observations:
1) The newly minted Party Deck looks great, and a place I'd love to watch the game from (as well as the Mo's Zone)
2) They repeatedly threw breaking ball after breaking ball after breaking ball to Ike Davis; it will be interesting if this is what each team will do (if that's the book on Davis), and how he adjusts to this. I'm not as big of a fan of Ike as a lot of other people, as I don't view him as a complete player (yet), and he may struggle to hit .250 if he faces a plethora of off-speed pitches. Yes, he has tremendous power and could still hit 30 HRs with a .250 batting average, but I just perceive people think he's a .285, 30 home run guy already.
3) The lines for food looked long throughout the game (at least where I was in promenade left field), and heard multiple other people mention this today as well. Most likely this won't be an issue the majority of the year as there won't be 40,000+ people each game.

I will be in attendance for Saturday's afternoon match-up with the Braves as well, so if you have any questions, or any views of the park you want me to feature, let me know. I only took a few pictures today, not my usual 200.

But overall, it was probably my most enjoyable Citi Field opener thus far, and it really is beginning to feel like "home", although nothing like Shea ;)

Opening Day- The Day Everyone has hope!

The Mets are already ahead of the Marlins, so they technically are tied for 1st place! I'm getting ready to be layered in head to toe with Mets gear, and although my expectations are not high for this year (76 wins was my prediction at a wedding a month ago, so I'll stay with that), today is still one of my favorite days of the year!

I love the look and smell of the green grass at Citi, and the excitement in the crowd (hopefully).

I am truly excited to watch Johan compete today, and although I don't expect miracles, I love watching his contagious, leadership and competitor personality.

I look forward to seeing many of you guys at the game today, and now that the season is finally here, expect more regular posts than the off-season, but probably not the multiple posts each day as was the case last year (life is too hectic these days!)

Enjoy the day, and of course, LET'S GO METS!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gary Carter- RIP KID

Today is a sad, sad day in the Mets community, and my mood completely changed when I saw the breaking news at the bottom of the tv screen, saying he had passed away.

Although I was too young to really remember his full career, I remember his passion and love for the game. Reading the tributes today from his teammates, reporters and others within the game brought me to tears, and I truly hope he got a STANDING OVATION as he entered the gates of heaven tonight.

Here is his Hall of Fame speech (http://youtu.be/OTDydd9jGws), which I feel sums up his life pretty well; he talks about his baseball accomplishments, but the majority of his time he spent thanking his family, the people who are truly important to him. 

RIP Kid, and thank you for reminding us of what is truly important. To my family and friends, thank you, and you are truly what is important to me.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hall of Fame

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, we held our annual hall of fame voting last week and the results were announced this week, with the official vote being announced next Monday. Here is the press release, and for those interested I voted for Bagwell, Larkin and E Martinez.

BBA Recommends Larkin, Bagwell For Hall Of Fame

In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  This is the third year the organization has conducted this survey of the membership.

Larkin, a 12-time All-Star who fashioned an .815 OPS over 19 seasons, received the largest percentage of votes, being named on 84.25% of the 148 ballots cast.  This is the highest percentage garnered by any player in the three years of BBA voting.

Bagwell, who hit 449 HR and had a .948 OPS in his 15 seasons in Houston, was selected on 115 ballots for a 78.77% rate.  As with the official voting done by the Baseball Writers of America, a player must be named on 75% of the ballots to be recommended by the alliance.

Last year, the BBA recommended second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, both of whom were inducted into Cooperstown during the summer.  In 2010, no player reached the 75% mark in BBA balloting, the year that outfielder Andre Dawson was selected for the Hall by the baseball writers.

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance’s vote has no impact on the official vote taken by the Baseball Writers of America.  However, the BBA has often been a predictor of major awards granted by the writers.

The final voting results are as follows:
Barry Larkin 84.25%
Jeff Bagwell 78.77%
Edgar Martinez 60.27%
Tim Raines 57.53%
Alan Trammell 44.52%
Mark McGwire 41.10%
Larry Walker 35.62%
Lee Smith 33.56%
Jack Morris 32.19%
Don Mattingly 29.45%
Rafael Palmerio 28.77%
Fred McGriff 28.08%
Dale Murphy 16.44%
Bernie Williams 11.64%
Juan Gonzalez 6.16%
Javy Lopez 2.74%
Brad Radke 2.05%
Tim Salmon 1.37%
Bill Mueller 0.68%
Phil Nevin 0.68%
Ruben Sierra 0.68%
Tony Womack 0.68%
Jeromy Burnitz 0.00%
Vinny Castilla 0.00%
Brian Jordan 0.00%
Terry Mulholland 0.00%
Eric Young 0.00%
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance was established in the fall of 2009 for the purpose of fostering collaboration and communication among bloggers from across baseball.  The BBA has quickly grown to its current membership of 347 blogs, including some of the most prominent blogs on the Internet, spanning all major league teams and various other general aspects of the game.