Yankee Stadium was completely empty before the game was over on opening day.
Opening day is like New Years Eve. Lots of drunks and far too much optimism. Much like New Years Eve, that optimism dies a horrible death a month or two later when you realize your team sucks or your new years resolution was a lie. Regardless, an opening day victory from your favorite baseball team will get you giddy. Giddy enough to where you start planning out your team’s playoff rotation. Opening Day 2013 has arrived, and I’ll run though some of the highlights, or most likely the low lights, of the most important games of the day. Read the rest of this entry »
This awesome compilation of newspaper back pages is from Metsblog.com
“I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran is going to get from the fans when he comes up for his first at-bat?” That was the question of the day on Twitter/WFAN up until 7:15 pm on June 1st 2012.
Could you have ever imagined that no one would even care after the final out was recorded?
How about the fan’s reaction after the first no-hitter in New York Mets history? That’s the reaction that we well all remember.
I’m going to remember that after the 5th inning, my Mom and wife asked me to run to the store for them. It was only for milk and some granola bars for my daughter, but what if that caused Johan’s no-no to be broken up? As I am deciding wether or not to go, Carlos Beltran’s mole smoked a ball over the third base bag in the 6th inning that appeared to look like it was fair. Oh well, sucks for him. Luckily the game wasn’t being played at Roland Garros or the ump would have used the ball mark on the chalk to call it a double. Read the rest of this entry »
Lucas Duda, David Wright and Ike Davis provide the power for the Mets 2012 season
In an offseason to forget, the New York Mets slashed payroll, begged people to come to Citi Field, lost Gary Carter to cancer, lost their best player to a division rival in free agency and settled a massive lawsuit. Other than that, the Mets 2012 offseason was pretty boring.
So the only thing left for the “experts” and bloggers out there to decide was, how many games will the New York Mets win in 2012? The most optimistic Mets fans that I had come across topped out at between 82-84 wins. And almost all of them followed up that number with ”if everything goes right”. Most “realistic” Mets fans gave a number in the 72-77 range. That was basically where I was. I figured with Johan Santana looking healthy in Spring Training and a re-tooled bullpen, there was no reason to think that they couldn’t be basically where they were last year. Read the rest of this entry »