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Listen to the Opening Weekend Roundup at 8pm

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I recap some of the fun results from the first weekend of the regular season. Hear my thoughts on the homegrown Mets, Mariano Rivera, the shift, John and Suzyn on the radio, and Bobby Valentine doing a show in New York. Dan Levy of the Bleacher Report, and formerly the Sporting News and Washington Post, will […]

Santana, Mets Can Dream For a Day

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

It’s pretty hard to ruin Opening Day. For at least 9 innings the fan base can hope and dream about all the best-case scenarios that were laid out throughout spring training. If they win, it’s even grander since it could be the one and only time the home team can say they are in first […]

Nationals Ticket Promotion in Poor Taste

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I have travelled to an opposing ballpark to watch the Mets play. I purchased Red Sox tickets in 2006 when the Mets were in Beantown. In 1999 and 2002 I went to the old Veterans Stadium for a Phillies/Mets series; I did the same in 2006 for an August series against the Nationals at the old RFK. […]

Nats Set a Bar for Wright that Mets Might Not Be Able to Reach

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Ryan Zimmerman contract extension sent shock waves throughout baseball. Anytime a player is awarded a deal north of $100 million, its big news. The biggest waves, however, reached the shores of Port St. Lucie, despite the fact that David Wright and the organization downplayed the impact. You know the drill by now. David Wright has a $16 million […]

Link: How About a Yankee Stadium/Citi Field Winter Classic DH?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Rangers beat the Flyers 3-2 at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia yesterday in the 2012 editions of the Winter Classic. For a non-hockey fan like me, this was an entertaining game on a day where there was little else to watch. How about two Winter Classic games played in New York on New Year’s […]

That Sound Under the Engine is Your Imagination

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

You buy a used car and upon driving it home it starts to make all sorts of sounds. You are having trouble starting it, and it doesn’t seem to be of the same quality that you were promised at the dealer. You take it back, but they claim nothing is wrong. It’s you that has […]

Are the Mets Receiving Revenue Sharing?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Bud Selig recently gave the Mets an enthusiastic “thumbs up” when talking about the team’s finances. This despite the Madoff suit still looming over ownership, $500 million in loans due in 2014, $450 million borrowed against SNY, and $600 million in Citi Field debt. Let’s also not forget they are over a month behind in […]

New Citi Field vs. Shea Stadium

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

We know the original Citi Field was cavernous in comparison to Shea Stadium, but how do the new dimensions compare? Here is a photo comparison of the Citi Field/Shea Stadium dimensions: New Citi Field is still going to be bigger than Shea Stadium in the power alleys. Right-center goes from an obscene 415 to 398; […]

Yanks Postseason Roster, Citi Field Dimensions, Bad Sign for Warthen, Francona’s Last Stand

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Ken Davidoff broke down the Yankees postseason roster at Newsday and he believes it could come down to Joe Girardi keeping either Jorge Posada or Eric Chavez. Let’s take a look at Davidoff’s roster: The Yankees have gone with 11 pitchers in each of the five postseason series that Joe Girardi has managed. There’s no point speculating on […]

Why Are Family Friendly Mets Promoting Boomer & Carton’s Citi Field Babe Event?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you go to Mets.com this morning there is a promotion for buying tickets for the “Boomer and Carton Promotion” against the Nationals tomorrow afternoon. Sit with Boomer and Carton in the Big Apple Reserved seats at Citi Field Thursday, September 15 for a Mets Matinee vs. the Nationals. Boomer and Carton will be sitting in this […]