So the forecast for Citi Field tomorrow is… not so good. According to the Mets just now, you ought to keep checking the @Mets Twitter account for updates. Registration begins at 10 AM. Hopefully, the decision will be made sooner than that. I know a lot of people planning to… Read More →
Really have nothing to add here beyond saying what a great idea this is. This will get people more engaged for the weeks leading up to Banner Day. Makes for a better event, has people thinking positively about the Mets. Great all around. Take it away, press release! METS LAUNCH… Read More →
David Wright hasn’t lost since signing an eight-year extension.
Listen to Terry and Jon talk about your first place Mets.
Bowing to popular pressure and, I expect, the need to make offseason news of some kind, the Mets have backed down from their original insistence that Banner Day remain on May 26, despite ESPN moving the start of the game from 1:10 to 8:05, thus making it Banner Night. (To… Read More →
There are plenty of reasons to be frustrated about the Mets, or concerned about their ability to compete. I’ve reported on them for you here, and that will continue. But today will be for something very different. Today, I’m going to enjoy baseball with my daughter. Long before I knew… Read More →
Is there anything the Mets have done better in recent years than, to use a political term, microtargeting? The news that the team is considering a quiet section for games to make Citi Field a more hospitable place for autistic children is laudable. It is also nothing new. They do… Read More →
Everything felt as if it had returned to its proper alignment on Sunday afternoon. I attended Banner Day not as a traditional reporter- though those lines are far from clear anyway in 2012- but with my wife, my parents and my two-year-old daughter. It only seemed right; I’d written a… Read More →
Okay, this is spectacular. I had the privilege of covering the 2008 All Star Game in Yankee Stadium. All 15 innings of it. It was one of the highlights of my career. And I expect next year will top it. But to have all the events that go along with… Read More →
So I’ve been getting this question, from Twitter, on some of my pieces here and at Capital New York, from my wife’s co-workers, basically sounding like this: “This Mets team is really good, right? RIGHT? Why aren’t you more optimistic? What the hell is wrong with you?!?” I’m paraphrasing, but… Read More →
So the first undefeated season is still in play three games in. I value your intelligence too much to spend much time pointing out that a 3-0 start doesn’t mean much. The 2007 Mets started out 3-0. That ended poorly. The 1986 Mets started out 2-3, then won 108 games…. Read More →
Some good news and some unfortunate news out of Mets land this weekend. The good news? The Mets will be having a Fireworks Night on July 3 against the Phillies. That still leaves them one shy of Philadelphia, but some fireworks are obviously better than no fireworks. The team will… Read More →
I had the chance to talk baseball with Terry Collins as part of a blogger conference call this evening. A number of interesting points were raised. I’m assuming a transcript will materialize from one of the participants soon, and I will link to it, so everyone receives credit for terrific… Read More →
As I have written in this space previously, the Mets have been innovating in interesting ways concerning ticket sales. As a part of this effort to reach out to fans, the Mets are offering a presale to readers of this and other blogs. Simply click here, use the code name… Read More →
The Mets released their promotional schedule on Saturday, a moment I always relish. Exactly what free stuff will come to me, simply because I get to watch a baseball game? This has been a cause close to my heart for many years, dating back to the free Juan Samuel glove… Read More →