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Nov 22nd, 2010

I JUST WANT TO WIN BASEBALL GAMES.

I was in Seattle visiting friends last week, and deliberately paying minimal attention to the latest Memo From The Desk Of Sandy Alderson. I had a free internet code for the flight home, and managed to log in at the very second that the announcement of Terry Collins as the Mets’ new manager. Within 5 minutes, my Twitter feed filled with so much negative, nasty vitriol I wish that I hadn’t heard the news until I landed back in New York. I’m not a baseball expert. I’m not a Mets insider. I can’t do anything to substantively change the direction of the team, except maybe to show up and cheer (if you believe in home field advantage, which I do to a certain extent).… [more]

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Nov 9th, 2010

GOLD GLOVES 2010.

Because this was too good not to archive and remember: Tip o’ the hat to Baseball Reference.… [more]

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Nov 3rd, 2010

Q&A WITH DAVE HOWARD ABOUT 2011 METS TICKET PRICES.

The last thing I expected today was to get an email from the Mets inviting me to join a blogger conference call with – of all people – Dave Howard – on the subject of the 2011 ticket prices. Luckily, as is my wont, I have been obsessing over this since the information was leaked earlier this week, so it was easy to pull together some questions. I will start by telling all of my partial plan readers – I have no news for you. They have not finalized that information yet. This, of course, eliminated half of the questions on my list.… [more]

Nov 3rd, 2010

TICKET PRICE QUESTIONS FOR 2011.

All right, people. I’m getting on a conference call with the Mets at 6:30 to ask questions about today’s ticket price info release. We’ve talked about this enough on here – What questions do YOU have? I’m sure you’ll think of things that I won’t. I’ll use what I can and what I think will be the most helpful. Please be polite (please)?… [more]

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Nov 1st, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIANTS.

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. It was a wonderful postseason to watch and enjoy this year. Now, let’s get down to business, Mr. Alderson. I’m ready for 2011.… [more]

Oct 29th, 2010

THE FIREWORKS ARE HAILING OVER LITTLE EDEN TONIGHT.

When asked to describe his managerial style, Sandy Alderson replied: “Bold, but alert to risk and probabilities.” I appreciate that he was asked to compare how he was different than Omar, and instead going there, put a positive spin on the answer instead. The press conference was great. I felt better than I have in years. It was a delight to watch someone who knew how to interact with the media and was able to articulate their thoughts. I reveled when bloggers for other teams said things like “It’s bad that I’m jealous of the Mets right now, right?” We’re not out of the woods just yet, but a little bit of the hopelessness I have been carrying these past few years has been lifted.… [more]

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Oct 27th, 2010

WORLD SERIES THOUGHTS.

It’s been a funny couple of weeks, in that I cared far more about the Division Series and the LCS than TBF did. I watched more innings of more games, I paid more attention, I monopolized the television, I answered TBF’s questions about various players on various teams, I avidly followed the game while attending various concerts, I showed up just as bands were going on because I was across the street watching the ends of games. This is an odd state of affairs, indeed. My favorite quote of the week came from Mr. Greg Dulli: I don’t give a fuck about the Yankees — that’s why I’d like to dedicate the rest of this show to Cliff Lee.… [more]

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Oct 18th, 2010

STILL IN THE PLAYOFFS.

This photo was specifically sent to me as “Jeff Francoeur, being unclutch”. He is, however, still in the playoffs. Do not miss Ted Berg’s Frenchy Tracker and this Tumblr site. Also, I would send you to my pal Allie’s fantastic photos from Arlington on Saturday. She really captured what it was like to be at a playoff game. She is the photographer behind both the Frenchy shot above, and the great “antlers” shot below. [more]

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Oct 12th, 2010

BOBBY COX.

As the Braves fans, and the Giants players, paid tribute to Bobby Cox at the end of yesterday’s game, all I could think was, “So that’s what it’s like to like and respect the manager of the team you root for, what a concept.”… [more]

Oct 11th, 2010

WE HAVE DEMANDS.

A dedicated Tim Lincecum webcam for the rest of the Giants’ tenure in the playoffs, please. GO GIANTS… [more]