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The Story Thus Far

We’re 31 games into the season and I’ve barely posted at all so far. So let’s take a moment to catch up. The Mets are 16-20 and in last place in the NL East. There are 5 players on the disabled list including staff ace Johan Santana. (Santana’s place on the DL was expected.) One […]

Mets Undefeated… Sort Of

According to Mark Simon at ESPN the Mets have gone 12-0 on Tuesday home games this season. Too bad they couldn’t spread that around to some other days as well. More interesting stats from Simon can be found in his post on’s Mets Blog.

The Post Welcomes The Frillies

I don’t normally like this kind of gamesmanship or journalism but the New York Post sported a front page today where they referred to the the Phillies as the Frillies and a Photoshoped picture of Shane Victorino in a skirt. A treat for any Mets fan (always) and any Yankees fan (this week).

Pregame Note

Doug Davis, tonight’s scheduled starter for the Diamondbacks, has allowed just four runs in his last 19 innings pitched over his past three starts. He’ll be facing Mike Pelfrey who is making his first start since the birth of his first child who he named after the venue for tonight’s game, Chase Field.

Lost Weekend

I spent most of the weekend with a family commitment and attended a wedding last night. (Funny that the wedding hall had a view of CitiField.) All this kept me from experiencing anything Mets through this weekends subway series at CitiField until late last night. I started watching last night’s game just in time to […]

Weather and the Phillies Series

Yesterday was a dead day. There was absolutely nothing to blog about. Today seems to be much of the same. The only issue out there right now is weather. It’s a gloomy day out and there were thunderstorms overnight last night and this morning. There is more rain in the forecast this afternoon and tonight. […]

Good News and Bad News

Yesterday was a real good news, bad news type of day for the Mets. Good – Last night’s game was rained out giving the Mets an extra day to regroup from two truly bad losses. Bad – Since this was scheduled to be the Mets only trip to Pittsburgh this year they will have to […]

About Stolen Bases, Reyes, Leadership

A couple of years ago I read Dayn Perry’s Winners: How Good Baseball Teams Become Great Ones (And It’s Not the Way You Think) (Kindle version here). It’s an excellent book that breaks down different areas of statistical performance and tries to correlate which ones winning teams excel at. One of the things Perry discusses […]

CitiField Streaker Could Get Year In Jail

The CitiField streaker is finding that streaking is not as harmless as he expected. I guess he and his lawyer, who he claims to have consulted before his not so random act of stupidity, didn’t realize what the penalties were for such an act. The first penalty is a lifetime ban from CitiField. That’s tight, […]

Today’s Lineup 4/29/2009 & Notes

The Mets are having Oliver Perez pitch batting practice today. It’s not usual for pitchers to throw live batting practice between starts. I guess pitching coach Dan Warthen is thinking that if other teams take batting practice against Perez then why not the Mets? John Maine will also throw BP today. Here’s today’s lineup: # […]