Game about to re-start in Philly after a rain delay. What do these guys do during a delay? That’s something I’m working on, and so far the answer isn’t a whole lot of nothing. A Philly writer just walked by with the largest plate of nachos I’ve seen in ages…. Read More →
Cliff Floyd told Willie Randolph he could play, but just would have a problem running in the outfield or on the bases. Randolph said “no thanks.’’ Floyd is getting antsy, but he’s clearly not ready. Floyd thinks it might be a couple of more days, which is why they aren’t… Read More →
Hello all. At the park now after a morning of doing the tourist bit in Historic Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall the Unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War. Interesting stuff. It’s one of the best parts of the job. In St. Louis I went to the Gateway Arch, which… Read More →
One last thought before I call it a night. The Mets aren’t the only game in town. Our paper is superb in its golf coverage, so check out the US Open Coverage on lohud.com or in The Journal News. You will not be disappointed.
GAME #63: Mets 9, at Phillies 7. ANALYSIS: Two plays exemplified how serious the Mets are about this year: Jose Reyes beating out a bunt to lead off the game and scoring from second after the ball got away from catcher Sal Fasano on a play at the plate in… Read More →
Billy Wagner didn’t pitch the first time the Mets were in Philly. He’s in there now. Of course, they booed, but it’s a forced boo. It’s like they are booing him because it’s what they feel they have to do. Nothing like a Fenway boo of Derek Jeter. Wagner said… Read More →
It wouldn’t be Philly without the booing. Seventh-inning stretch and a three-man group tried a slow rendition of “Take Me out to the Ballgame.’’ They didn’t make it past the first stanza before the boos came.
The Carloses Beltran and Delgado went back-to-back in the third. Both are on pace to hit over 30 homers. If it happens, it will be the first time since 1999 that the Mets had two hitters with over 30 homers. That year Mike Piazza (40) and Robin Ventura (32) did… Read More →
The way the Mets just started this game was better than a homer. Jose Reyes beat out a bunt on the first pitch, stole second despite a pitch out two pitches later, and scored on Paul Lo Duca’s single. One run on four pitches isn’t bad. It’s one thing to… Read More →
Among the dinner talk with some of the writers was Randy Johnson’s miserable year. The consensus is it couldn’t happen to a better guy. Here’s a guy who has it all and he walks around miserable all the time. Somebody wondered if Johnson had any friends in the game, and… Read More →
With the off day Monday, us beat guys wrote a status report on the team. Winning six of seven out West, the reviews were good. Willie Randolph was amused, but wasn’t biting on the Mets being the only show in town. “I think it’s comical,’’ he said. “It’s New York…. Read More →
Cliff Floyd took BP, but still can’t run. He’ll sit tonight and isn’t making any promises about tomorrow. It’s hard to believe he’ll be that much better in 24 hours. It’s been a week now and maybe it’s time to be thinking about the DL. The team is playing well,... Read More →
You know the Yankees will take some momentos for the Stadium into their new place. I wonder what the Mets will take from Shea. There’s a small wood sign in the back of the press box here in Philly with this stenciled message: “No bottles or cans in the press… Read More →