By Steve Keane at 17 September, 2013, 9:46 am
Did you feel that jolt of cool air this morning? How invigorating. It’s what I like to call World Series weather. Nothing beats World Series weather, 70 degrees in the day and 50 by night. As baseball fans we live to spend a few glorious nights rooting for our team wearing our […]Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 28 August, 2013, 10:15 pm
You have to hand it to the Mets. Never before has a team crushed the souls of a fanbase like this. In three short days, this went from a season of hope for next year to one of apathetic despair. But I present to you: Monday: Matt Harvey gets an MRI and has a tear […]Read More >>
By Steve Keane at 26 August, 2013, 8:45 am
I turned on Mets-Tigers late yesterday, just in time to see LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison pitch batting practice to those ferocious Detroit Tigers. For a team like the Mets, the Tigers are a most unwelcome opponent they can face; with no automatic outs in that lineup our battered bullpen hasn’t a chance. In […]Read More >>
David Aardsma’s bed goes missing from New York apartment after blowing save for Mets (Big League Stew)
By Joe McDonald at 3 August, 2013, 12:37 pm
Filling in for injured closer Bobby Parnell on Friday night, David Aardsma ran into a little ninth inning trouble against the red hot Kansas City Royals and couldn’t protect the New York Mets 2-1 lead. Fortunately for Aardsma, it wouldn’t cost the Mets the victory as two innings later Eric Young Jr. played hero with his first career walk-off home run , but it may have proven costly on a personal level.
Is this what happens when you blow a save in NY? Your bed goes missing? #toughtown pic.twitter.com/dEXjdqdcve
— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) August 3, 2013
So much for being excited about moving into that new apartment on Thursday.
Finally have an apartment In NY, no more hotels.
— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) August 2, 2013
Of course it’s entirely possible that Aardsma was the victim of a random robbery, but it’s pretty convenient that only his bed went missing. At this point it’s everybody’s best guess that an angry Mets fan (perhaps a new neighbor) somehow gained access to Aardsma’s living space and decided to play a trick on him. That’s a pretty mean trick, too. A good night’s sleep with a day game following an extra-inning night game is pretty important.
By Steve Keane at 26 July, 2013, 10:01 am
I am off on a two week vacation so I thought before I head off, I’d put up a post filled with Mets-nutia and more: I have wrestled with the notion of should the Mets deal Bobby Parnell and Marlon Byrd, I’m sure the Mets front office has had the same dilemma. I’m enjoying […]Read More >>
By Steve Keane at 17 July, 2013, 12:29 pm
How great is this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!! Before I give my views on the All Star Game and the four day extravaganza of the events, I’d like for you to check out the Quaz Q & A I did with Jeff Pearlman and I’d like to thank Jeff for including me in The Quaz. The best […]Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 15 July, 2013, 8:07 pm
Who’s been the most psyched so far during Monday’s Home Run Derby ? You might think Yoenis Cesdpedes, who hit a show-stealing 17 homers in the first round. Actually, though, it’s this New York Mets fan who caught one of Cespedes’ towering homers.
By Joe McDonald at 14 July, 2013, 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Piazza understands what it’s like to be a New York Mets fan. That’s why his selection for the team’s Hall of Fame means so much to himRead More >>
Pirates fan dives over railing for foul ball, immediately gives it away to young Mets fan (Big League Stew)
By Joe McDonald at 13 July, 2013, 4:39 pm
There are two things that I really enjoy about the game of baseball that actually have very little to do with the game itself.
The first, of course, are the random acts of kindness performed by players, coaches, managers, and even fans, that go a l…
By Joe McDonald at 14 June, 2013, 10:33 am
COMMENTARY | About 66 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. These magnificent creatures came in all different shapes and sizes, were mostly carnivores or herbivores, and as suggested by the film “Jurassic Park” would probably not have meshed w…Read More >>