Archive for July, 2009
This date in Mets history according to the Associated Press (via Yahoo Sports: 2006â€”New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran tied a major league record with his third grand slam of the month in a 9-6 victory over Atlanta. Beltran became the ninth player in major league history to hit three grand slams in a [...]
Funny stuff from The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:
# Name Position 16 Angel Pagan CF 1 Luis Castillo 2B 28 Daniel Murphy 1B 5 David Wright 3B 12 Jeff Francoeur RF 19 Cory Sullivan LF 4 Angel Berroa SS 23 Brian Schneider C 34 Mike Pelfrey P
If ever there was a time to fire Tony Bernazard this is it. The guy rumored to have been pulling the strings behind the scenes of the ridiculous Willie Randolph firing (not that Willie shouldn’t have been fired but it obviously went down badly) has finally hit the point of no return. According to Adam [...]
MissBethAnn on Twitter asks the following question: How do we remain optomistic in such dire times? The Mets have certainly had more than their fair share of bad years through their 47 year history. It started from the very beginning. Only one team in history, the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, lost more games than the 1962 [...]
The quote of the weekend goes to manager Jerry Manuel. Commenting on Gary Sheffield‘s leg cramp after Friday nights game Manuel let loose with this missive: Theyâ€™re calling it crampsâ€¦ so, surgery on Thursday. Sometimes Manuel is a little too loose with his comments but this time he just said what everyone else was thinking.
Johan Santana had 5 days of rest between his last start and the first game after the all star break. But for some reason the Mets chose to start Oliver Perez in last night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Perez actually pitched a decent game allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. He [...]
It’s official! Pedro Martinez has signed with the Phillies. He’ll get $1 million plus incentives for half a season’s work. However he’s got a mild shoulder strain and will start his stint with the Phils on the disabled list. Sounds like the Phillies may be using the same medical staff as the Mets.
Other events in my life have conspired to keep me from posting lately so here are some miscellaneous thoughts from the last week or so.: Ryan Church Traded for Jeff Francoeur – When I first heard about this trade it sounded mostly like a trade made for the sake of making a trade. Now that [...]