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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mets are getting defensive about Dodgers’ outfield tactics

The Dodgers, after using the laser rangefinder, wanted to use markers on the playing surface to define the desired positions for their outfielders, and informed the Mets’ grounds crew of their plans.

So, rules experts, are these two tactics legal or not legal?


Monday, April 04, 2016

WSJ:How Drugs and Alcohol Fueled the 1986 Mets to a Championship

In his new book, former pitcher Ron Darling recounts how the Mets relied on a cocktail of amphetamines and beer between innings to get through a World Series-winning season….

” You’d see guys toward the end of a game, maybe getting ready for their final at bat, double-back into the locker room to chug a beer to “re-kick the bean” so they could step to the plate completely wired and focused and dialed in. They had it down to a science, with precision timing. They’d do that thing where you poke a hole in the can so the beer would flow shotgun-style. They’d time it so that they were due to hit third or fourth that inning, and in their minds that rush of beer would kind of jump-start the amphetamines and get back to how they were feeling early on in the game—pumped, jacked, good to go.:

Rekick the Bean would be a good name for a Metal band


 

 

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