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Can’t Criticize Murph

Daniel Murphy missed the first 2 games of the season to witness the birth of his first child and spend a couple of days on paternity leave. Yesterday he took a beating from Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton and Mike Francesa for doing it. All of them basically saying “you’re a professional so go do you […]


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Mets Are 2 for 2 On DL Stints

The Mets may be 0-2 in the standings but they’ve had success at one thing: injuries. The Mets lead the league in putting people on the disabled list during the regular season after they put a second player there in as many days. Just one day after announcing that Bobby Parnell has an elbow injury […]



Parnell On The Shelf

Meet the new season. Same as the old season.

Bobby Parnell had an MRI after complaining of tightness in his forearm after yesterday’s game. The MRI revealed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right arm. This is the same type of injury that lead to Tommy John surgery for Matt Harvey. Parnell will rest for 2 weeks before being re-evaluated but it’s certainly possible he will suffer the same fate as Harvey.



Lineup for Opening Day 2014

Here’s the lineup for today’s opening day game against the Washington Nationals: 22 Eric Young 2B 12 Juan Lagares CF 5 David Wright 3B 3 Curtis Granderson RF 30 Andrew Brown LF 29 Ike Davis 1B 15 Travis d’Arnaud C 11 Ruben Tejada SS 35 Dillon Gee P     Daniel Murphy had been scheduled […]



Davis Hiding Injury Irksome

I root for Ike Davis. Like any other member of the Mets I want him to succeed. But then the New York Post breaks a story about how Davis hid an injury and it upsets me. The injury, to his oblique, occurred while he was struggling early last season and was on the verge of […]



Good Night, Ralph

Ralph Kiner played a major role in my teen years. He and Tim McCarver were the signature television game calling partnership in the 1980s and, together with Bob Murphy on the radio, were a very big influence on my development as a baseball fan. Part of the fun of Kiner was waiting for him to […]



How Replay Will Work in 2014

Let’s see if we understand the new MLB instant replay rules. There are 13 type of plays that are reviewable: Home run Ground-rule double Fan interference Stadium boundary calls (e.g., fielder into stands, ball into stands triggering dead ball) Force play (except the fielder’s touching of second base on a double play) Tag play (including […]



Looks Like Mets Radio Is Headed To WOR

According to a report on ESPN New York the Mets have come to an agreement to broadcast games on WOR 710 AM. Howie Rose is expected to remain the voice of the Mets. One of the things I enjoyed about the Mets broadcasts over last season was the ability to listen on FM radio. I […]



Nets Retiring Jason Kidd’s Number Is A Bad Thing

Last night Jason Kidd’s number was retired by the Nets, the team he lead as a player from the 2001-02 through most of the 2007-08 seasons as a star point guard and now leads as coach. I don’t think anybody can argue with Kidd’s on court proficiency which gained him this honor but I still […]



Don’t Expect Too Much From Wheeler

In today’s New York Post columnist Steve Serby discusses Zack Wheeler‘s first start, scheduled for the second game of today’s day-nigh doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves, with Mets great Tom Seaver. In it Seaver warns Mets fans not to judge Wheeler too quickly. Seaver said the following (directed more toward Wheeler than to fans: “It’s […]