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Nov 27th, 2006

MG.COM POLL

MG reader Katie L. helpfully submits from today’s NY Post: “WHICH New York Met was so appreciative of a stunning blond stripper at Headquarters that he walked her out to his car, pulled a baseball jersey out of his trunk and gave it to her? The stripper, obviously not a sports fan, sold the uniform to one of her other customers later that night . . .” Which New York Met is featured in today’s POST story? David Wright Julio Franco Paul Lo Duca It wasn’t a Met, it was the other team and the stripper couldn’t tell the difference Endy Chavez Jose Valentin The peanut vendor from the loge Mr.… [more]

Nov 25th, 2006

mrs. v. darling

My dear friend V. [previously introduced on this blog here] was visiting from Seattle two weeks ago, and I was excited because this was the only way she’d ever really get to see what was supposed to be my Mets Weekly debut. (Note: Hot Foot sez it’s now slated for 12/1. We shall see.) Instead, she had to suffer through an entire episode of “A Profile In Orange and Blue”. My problem with this particular feature is not the content or the writing, but because of that ridiculous, unnecessary British accent. Even V., as a non-fan, was mortified. “They’re not legitimizing the content by using a British accent to talk about American baseball,” was her comment.… [more]

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Nov 17th, 2006

it’s raining men

In case you didn’t see the Wright/Reyes photo shoot from GQ, Mets Grrl brings you selected highlights: I didn’t realize the Mets were putting on a benefit performance of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders”: “Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I spend a long time on my hair and he hit it; he hit my hair.” “My Milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…” DEAR WILLIE: PLEASE KEEP CLIFF FLOYD NEXT YEAR FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN WE NEED HIM TO TAUNT THESE TWO ALL YEAR OVER THIS PHOTO SHOOT. … [more]

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Nov 14th, 2006

What’s Korean for “‘Let’s Go Mets’?”

Happily, one does not need to understand Korean to enjoy this comic strip:

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Nov 13th, 2006

ground breaking

It looks like D.Wright is throwing dirt in Bloomberg’s face. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she? ==… [more]

Nov 7th, 2006

marathon sunday and the mets

On Marathon Sunday, we are virtual prisoners of Greenpoint, as we live between the marathon route and the river. There are some ways around it but it’s such a bother and Greenpoint is so ebullient that there’s no point in going anywhere. Last year I watched the marathon on Bedford Ave., which is slighly cool in that every band in the zip code sets up to play along the route. I mentioned this to TBF, and his horrified response was, “If i was a marathon runner, I would be all, ‘Dude, I do not want to hear your sad bastard music.… [more]

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Nov 4th, 2006

random thoughts

One sure way you know the Mets have achieved critical mass in NYC: When the souvenir shops at the airports have identical displays for both the Mets and the Yankees. I would have included a photo but I was at LGA on business at 5:45am and not in a picture mood. Those airport stores have very little real estate and they only stock items that are in demand. In the past, there would be either nothing or maybe a hat from the blue and orange side; now there are both, and they are identical, and were present in both stores I walked by.… [more]

Oct 28th, 2006

well, that was a mistake

When we were walking home from dinner, TBF floated the idea of checking out the game tonight. “It’s an elimination game, you know,” he helpfully provided, because I was not supposed to be paying attention to the game (and for the record, neither was he). This seemed okay to me; I figured I was over it by now. So I turned on the game when it was the top of the 6th inning, and turned the sound on at the top of the 9th inning. TBF is on the phone in the other room and is missing out on the festivities, as it were, and rejected my offer to put the game on pause.… [more]

Oct 27th, 2006

11/4: Mets Weekly final episode, starring…

Okay. Not starring. But I was interviewed this afternoon (along with the rest of the blogosphere), and provided I didn’t sound like a complete rambling fool, you will see yours truly on the last episode of Mets Weekly for the season, on tomorrow 11/4 [thanks, Z.] at 12:30. How will you know it’s me? Well, they interviewed two women: myself and Zoe. Zoe is wearing a pink hat and her Cliff Floyd t-shirt. I am not. There, that should make it easy for you. Please, be kind in your comments, that is all I ask :) … [more]

Oct 26th, 2006

beltran at the bat

I don’t know how I found this, somewhere through the server logs, and it is so very well done (although, of course, so sad; the fact that it is so well done makes it even sadder to me); the adaptation from a science fiction writer. Some people blog when the Mets lose, others adapt poetry. It is funny to see in the comments people who clearly do not realize that it is a loving tribute to this work. … [more]