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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 […]



Fun Again… At Least For Two Nights

I haven’t posted much this season because there really hasn’t been much to write about. Sure, if I were a professional writer I’d find what to write about but I do this for fun and not for work. But after the last two nights there is finally something fun to write about. Back to back […]



Should Ike Davis Go To AAA?

There’s a lot of talk lately about Ike Davis possibly being sent to the minors due to his current slump. Honestly I would have no problem with this if not for one issue. Davis proved something to me last season when he managed to hit 32 home runs. But he struck out 141 times too. […]



Santana Done?

The day we all feared has finally come. The Mets announced yesterday that Johan Santana has a recurrence of the same injury that kept him out for the whole 2011 season and likely has thrown his last pitch as a Met, possibly of his career. I actually did not have very high expectations for Santana […]



Atchison and Hawkins: Low Risk Veteran Presence?

The Mets have added two righthanders to the bullpen in the last 24 hours when they signed Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins. To say that these are not spectacular signings is an understatement but these two could be of help. The level of experience in the Mets bullpen is lacking in experience. Names like Josh […]



Backman To Manage AAA Again

In a move that didn’t surprise me in the least the Mets announced today that Wally Backman will return as manager of their AAA affiliate which will be in Las Vegas this season. Backman guided last year’s AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, to a 67-76 record and has a career minor league managerial record of […]