When will people learn? SNY anchor Kirk Gimenez pulled an Anthony Weiner Thursday night (OK, he didn’t send a pic of his junk, but this was an obvious DM tweeted in error) when he tweeted and quickly deleted an aggressive flirtatious message. Check out the tweet here as grabbed by @Hey_its_Don: Read the rest of this entry »
Root, root, root, root for the home clothes!
As the 2013 baseball season enters its second month, New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis looks as though his major league career might not be long for this Earth. This is the second straight year that Ike has gotten off to a horrifically brutal start. Last year it was slightly understandable as his ankle wasn’t fully healed and he had a slight bout with Valley Fever. But this season after posting better than a .300 average in spring training (I know spring training doesn’t mean much.) it looked like Ike would be closer to where he was before his ankle injury in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!
Earlier this week I was set to write this epic post where I was going to breakdown the age-old question of who is better, David Wright or Jose Reyes?….And then last night happened. If you haven’t heard Jose Reyes suffered a nasty leg injury while sliding (sort of) into second base during a game between the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. (Video after the jump)
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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 »
Baseball season is officially here. This offseason was one unlike any we have seen in recent history. The Upton brothers joined forces in Atlanta, the Dodgers have spent a boatload of money to improve their roster, and the reigning World Series champs are ready to defend their title. Right now, every team in the MLB is tied for first place with a 0-0 record. Here’s how I see each National League division playing out.
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Another baseball season is upon us and with it brings a litany of irrational predictions from fans, beat writers, analysts, and crazy homeless people who live in front of my building. For my inaugural blog for TSB I have decided to throw out the most irrational preseason prediction ever! Let’s start with the 2013 final standings…get ready to laugh/challenge me to a fight.
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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 »
Better bring a catcher’s mask and goalie pads of you plan on hanging out on the Shea Bridge during the Homer Run Hitting Contest during All-Star Game festivities. Photo courtesy of Citi2Shea.wordpress.com
According to multiple sources, MLB commissioner Bud Selig and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce tomorrow that the 2013 MLB All-Star game will be held at Citi Field. It’s about time that not only MLB, but the rest of the world will see that there is more going on at Citi Field than just Ponzi schemes and trips to the disabled list.
The last time the New York Mets hosted an All-Star game was way back in 1964, the first year of the “state-of-the-art” (I know you are giggling) Shea Stadium. In that game, Phillies outfielder Johnny Callison hit a walk-off home run to give the NL a 7-4 win. That was the last time an All-Star game has ended with a walk-off homer.
With the Mets turning the corner after the Bernie Madoff mess, they are now able to focus on the positives that are happening on the field. As stated in an earlier post here on TSB, the Mets are NOT a bad team. 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 »
If you follow me on Twitter (@ttlsportsblog), you will notice that I am very passionate about the New York Mets. Almost everyday I engage in some kind of Twitter chatter that revolves around the upcoming season. With pitchers and catchers reporting in a few days, it’s time to deploy Operation: Everybody Cool Out.
Before last week, all anyone wanted to do was cry about how the Mets are going bankrupt and have no money to spend on players. While I completely agree that money is a problem, and probably will be for the short-term, maybe it’s not a bad thing? Fiscal responsibility is a HUGE part or running a professional franchise that many fans don’t seem to understand, or want to understand. The only way to sustain a successful business is to make money. Plain and simple: If you spend more than you are making, your business fails. With hundreds of millions of dollars in loans due soon, coupled with dropping attendance and a bloated payroll, this business model just can’t work.
Sandy Alderson was brought into this organization to clean up someone else’s mess. Yes, he was a major part of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics, but as he said on WFAN today, he’s not here to run the team like that. There have been many articles written in the past few weeks about how the Mets have trimmed $52 million off last year’s payroll. But what people are failing to understand is that the $52 million has come in the form of Ollie Perez, Louis Castillo, Frankie Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes. Ollie Perez and Louis Castillo played exactly zero games for the Mets last year. That’s $18 million right there. Frankie Rodriguez, who no one wanted around either, was another $12 million. Carlos Beltran was $20 million, who Alderson spun into Zach Wheeler when he robbed the San Francisco Giants with a ski mask and a gun. And finally, there’s Jose Reyes. In the final year of his contract, he was making $11 million. This one has come under much scrutiny. But the more and more I think about it, 6 years and $100 million + for a guy who’s legs are a constant problem, just isn’t the right business move. Read the rest of this entry »