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Archive for April, 2010

Gregg Zaun = Mackey Sasser

After last night’s rain out I was watching highlights of other games and saw a flashback of something I haven’t seen since the late 80s/early 90s. In the game between the Brewers and Pirates Milwaukee catcher Gregg Zaun appeared to do his best Mackey Sasser impression by mis-throwing when he tried to return the ball […]

Leaping Into Homeplate

If you didn’t watch the Fordham-Iona game the other night you missed one of the greatest plays at the plate ever executed. Brian Kownacki scores in a truly remarkable way. Enjoy.

Big Pelf Leads Mets to First Win Streak of 2010

Dare I say the Mets are on a winning streak? I know it’s only two games but it’s the first time this season they’ve won consecutive games so I’ll take a moment to enjoy it before moving on. Okay, the moment is over. A few big performances in this game: Mike Pelfrey had another good […]

Niese Pitches Well in Davis Debut

Congratulations to Ike Davis for having a successful major league debut last night. The real story of the game, though, was Jonathon Niese. Niese pitched 5 2/3 of 1 run (0 earned runs) ball that kept the team in the game. The Mets won the game by scoring 5 in the 7th inning (including Davis’ […]

Davis Needs Fans Support

The Mets have pulled the trigger on the Ike Davis call up. He’s been pulled from the Buffalo Bison’s lineup this afternoon and will instead be traveling to CitiField where he will be on the roster for tonight’s game. Now comes the hard part. We all know Davis can play. He’s proven it at the […]

Ike Davis To Save The Day?

Following Saturday’s 20-inning odyssey the Mets DFAed Mike Jacobs in order to open a roster spot for an additional pitcher, Tobi Stoner, on the roster. My first reaction to this move was to realize how much the game has changed. The Mets used 8 pitchers in relief on Saturday. Only 3 of them were pitching […]

Phillies Fan Purposely Vomits on Girl

The feel good moment at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia captured in my previous post is overshadowed by this story from the previous game. Follow the link for details but this is the crux of the story: “I actually heard the individual behind me say, ‘I’m gonna get sick’, then I couldn’t believe what I […]

Have a Foul Ball, Son

I don’t have to like the Phillies but I have to like this guy. David S. Cohen, who writes The Good Phight blog about the Phillies, took his son to yesterday’s Phillies game against the Nationals. After explaining foul balls to the 4 year old here’s what happened: As a dad I appreciate moments like […]

Don’t Pull Maine From Rotation Just Yet

After John Maine‘s bad outing the other night there was talk of Maine being pulled from the Mets starting rotation. Manager Jerry Manuel actually had to sleep on the decision before coming out yesterday to say that Maine would remain in the rotation. I’m trying to figure out what the big deal is about. Yes, […]

Delgado Visit a Non-Story

Everybody is reporting about Carlos Delgado visiting the Mets clubhouse yesterday. I’m still trying to figure out how people are making such a big deal out of it. Yes, the Mets need a first baseman. The current solution at first base (Mike Jacobs, Fernando Tatis and, when he gets healthy, Daniel Murphy) is not acceptable. […]