Archive for: February, 2010

Feb 24th, 2010

SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE WE’VE MADE NO PROGRESS AT ALL.

[Since I don't take content from other sites, you'll need to go visit Yahoo! Sports to see the article and photo I am discussing below. Be sure you see the headline.] This is a GREAT photo. I LOVE this photo. I love that they instead of the cliche spring training photo of some young boy in a Yankees jersey staring wide-eyed at Derek F. Jeter, it’s a girl in shock that she’s getting an autograph from Evan Longoria. I LOVE the photo. I love that this girl is at Spring Training all decked out in her team’s regalia. (No, You don’t get to make fun of a 14 year old girl for being a Rays fan, if she lives down there, that’s what she’s got.) I agree that it is adorable.… [more]

Feb 22nd, 2010

THE METS TICKETING OFFICE CONTINUES WITH ITS STANDARD OF INEPTITUDE.

When it comes to baseball, and the Mets, our household is a little, how shall I put this, unbalanced. That’s the only explanation I can give you for why TBF was poking around on mets.com this weekend, looking at what tickets were available for our Friday plan. That’s right, the one we already have, the one we have already argued with the Mets about – for some reason, my companion felt the need to peruse the ticket selection. “Look at this!” he said.”There’s tickets in our section – IN THE ROW IN FRONT OF US!” “Really? Are you sure?” “Yes! Why did they not offer these to us!” “It’s just one row…” “But it’s still an upgrade.” “True.… [more]

Feb 19th, 2010

A METS FAN’S GUIDE TO TWITTER.

Twitter can be a fantastic way to get news updates, connect with your friends, connect with people you don’t know but share similar interests with, and a great time waster. I personally love Twitter (I have two accounts – one for baseball and one for everything else) and have a great time as a baseball fan, and a Mets fan, using the service. I thought I would share some hints and tips with you, in case you were curious. And with the advent of BASEBALL 2010, with tons of info coming out of Spring Training, there’s no better time to get a handle on it.… [more]

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Feb 18th, 2010

WELCOME TO 2010.

That rodent in Pennsylvania can go take a hike as far as I’m concerned. This is the TRUE sign of the end of winter.… [more]

Feb 17th, 2010

A LETTER TO THE NEW YORK METS. (THE ACTUAL PLAYERS.)

Dear David, Jose, Johan, Carlos, and the other 124 players in PSL right now, You all just got to camp and the media is lining up to get interviews and quotes and hand-held video and camera photographs. I know. I get it. I’m seeing it. Here’s what I want to hear from you, since you have to say the same thing about 50000 times: I want to hear that you’re working hard. I want to hear that you are confident. I want to hear that you know that last year was unacceptable. I want to hear that you worked hard in the offseason and came into camp in shape and ready to go.… [more]

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Feb 14th, 2010

NO. WE DON’T WANT CHARACTER RACES.

Matt Cerrone’s question over at MetsBlog (that he’s hearing that the Mets are “thinking” about having character races – so either they’re talking about and someone told him, or they told him so they could see what fan response would be) has me banging my head into the wall. This franchise keeps ignoring obvious ways to make the fans content and instead flails about seizing irrelevant, ridiculous ideas like character races. This is right up there with the “Sweet Caroline” debacle. You can argue it until you’re blue in the face, but that song has a strong association with Boston and continuing to play it at Citi Field, especially when it was met with constant loud booing that they could hear all the way in the press box, was just bullheaded.… [more]

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Feb 10th, 2010

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.

I am not posting this as approval for this deal. But it was an excuse for me to drag out a photo of Mike Jacobs from last year (when I went down to Baltimore just so I could watch Zack Greinke pitch) and a reason to update the blog two days in a row. ENJOY THE SNOW… [more]

Feb 9th, 2010

TRUCK DAY!

It’s Truck Day! The equipment truck is leaving for Port St. Lucie! Pitchers and catchers report in 9 days! It’s so exciting, isn’t it? I just LOVE truck day. I love the live video feed on mets.com of Mr. Met helping pack the truck. I love watching the photo ops of the players who haven’t left yet, pretending to help pack the truck. It’s awesome that they let the kids from Harlem RBI and the Girls & Boys Club come and help pack the truck too, it’s a great event for them. I appreciate that WFAN is broadcasting live from Citi Field and that there’s a discount at the team store and free coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts for any fans who want to stop by and watch.… [more]

Feb 8th, 2010

OKAY, DONE WITH THE FOOTBALL.

Football over. The equipment truck leaves tomorrow at 11am. FINALLY IT IS TIME FOR BASEBALL. And not a moment too soon. I know. It’s still going to be a tough year. But it’s still going to be baseball. Baseball!… [more]

Feb 2nd, 2010

JUST START ALREADY PLEASE.

Honestly, what can I possibly say about more no-account, pointless signings? Nothing, that’s what. I just want the season to start. On a positive note, we bought our first set of tickets (BOS @ OAK) for our monster West Coast roadtrip. Giants on-sale later this week (and we’ll be there for Tim Lincecum bobblehead day, which delights us to no end). Really. I’ll be there with bells on once the season starts. Right now, it’s just waiting and bitching.… [more]