Archive for: October, 2009

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Oct 26th, 2009

AND THAT’S A WRAP.

And we’re done. I have been watching, despite saying I wouldn’t; many nights I would just hop on Twitter and get caught up, or check progress on At Bat or Gameday. I am going to advocate the strong position that you do not need to root for anybody in the World Series. By all means, watch the games, enjoy baseball. But this nonsense that Mets fans “have” to root for the Yankees or “have” to root for the Phillies is just that – nonsense. There is no requirement that you have to root for a team in order to watch a baseball game.… [more]

Oct 13th, 2009

WE DESERVED ONE OF THESE.

The Minnesota Twins took out this ad in the local papers (and made it available on their web site). Sure, they’re promoting Target Field. But there’s no “call to get your tickets now” or “you can be here too, here’s the phone number”. It’s just a thank you. Thank you for being fans. Thank you for being there. We are grateful for your support, and we are sorry that we let you down. (And the photo of Carlos Gomez in mid-air made me a little misty.) Maybe the Mets have done this in the past (have they?), but we’re owed at least three since when I came on board.… [more]

My kind of Mets fan #Springsteen

Oct 10th, 2009

SOMETIMES RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN.

I could never do it, but I couldn’t not take a picture.… [more]

Oct 9th, 2009

NINE INNINGS.

Thanks to Jesse Spector, I’m the latest blogger interviewed in his Nine Innings series in today’s Daily News.… [more]

Oct 8th, 2009

BOBBY V.’S LAST GAME IN JAPAN.

My friend Deanna, who’s forgotten more about Japanese baseball than most of us will ever know, was at Bobby V’s last game in Japan, and has a writeup and photos, which is where that photo above was taken. (Also photos of the ‘Goodbye Bobby’ merchandise being sold, and him being thrown in the air by the Marines players.) Deanne describing the photo: (It’s actually from a few weeks ago — I didn’t actually see Bobby on Tuesday. At the time, I wasn’t supposed to tell anyone I’d been in Bobby’s office watching him sign a bazillion thank you cards that he was going to give to the fans, so I also didn’t post this photo then.… [more]

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Oct 6th, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AL CENTRAL CHAMPS.

(Before you get all bent out of shape, I traded it for a Johan Santana Mets shirt last year.) For a few hours tonight, I was excited and happy about baseball again. I turned on the game as soon as I got out of the subway. I stood online at the Apple Store using their bandwidth to watch video from Minnesota. TBF and I stood at the bus stop on the way home sharing earbuds (which of course came out when I started jumping up and down). It was up. It was down. It was up. It was down. Paws was defiantly placed on top of the television.… [more]

Oct 5th, 2009

ONE LAST THING TO SAY.

I thought I was done, and was moving towards arguing over AL Central loyalties and thinking about recapping the year in baseball, when I read on Twitter that Jeff Wilpon was going to be on WFAN at 5pm. I can’t stream at work (I don’t like hogging bandwidth) but I can listen on my iPhone. I thought I would casually listen while wrapping up my day. Maybe Jeff would take the high road. Maybe they would have something good to tell us. Instead, what I heard was 60 minutes of the most condescending, ill-prepared, arrogant, ill-informed, unprepared, unprofessional blather I have heard in my life.… [more]

Oct 5th, 2009

LETTER TO THE METS, 2009 SEASON FINALE.

Dear Mets Organization: This isn’t going to cut it. Not by a long shot. But you know that, right? You really don’t think that we’re so stupid that we’re going to view these as real, actionable changes and be willing to BELIEVE for 2010, right? Sure you do. Right? Love and kisses, Me… [more]

Oct 4th, 2009

GOODBYE, BASEBALL.

It’s a stunning Sunday. There is part of me that wants to be at Citi Field today, there is part of me that is wistful that the year is ending, there is part of me that wants to be sitting in the ballpark on a beautiful day, that cool smell of fall in the air, and say goodbye to baseball. And then there is the part of me that, like TBF, wants to enjoy it lying on the couch and listening to Howie & Wayne. He always listened to the last game of the year on the radio, and this year is no different.… [more]

Oct 2nd, 2009

THE LETTER THE WILPONS SHOULD HAVE SENT US.

I don’t usually do this, but I had planned to write something similar over the weekend, now that the information about the purported ticket price decreases has made the rounds. However, Greg Prince over at Faith and Fear has already said everything I could have said, and more. This is a must read for every Mets fan. Faith and Fear in Flushing: The Letter They Should Have Sent It’s people like Greg and Jason that make me proud to be a Mets fan. It’s people like the baseball fans I met on Twitter, from all over the country, Mets and non-Mets, that make me proud to be a baseball fan.… [more]