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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Hard times for the Mets

Baseball is not sweet. Baseball is not a good guy. Baseball is judgmental, a tough dad. Baseball is tougher than manganese molybdenum. Those who ignore this and want to cling to its sweetness—a sixty-six-year-old manager getting into the World Series for the first time after more than forty years in the game, a beloved team captain hitting a home run in a winning cause after painful struggles with physical disability, a local kid pitching in front of his mom and dad—will get their heads handed to them later in the evening. Never mind what’s happened, baseball says, Go and be perfect again tonight.

Zach Posted: November 01, 2015 at 06:48 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, mets being mets, royals, world series

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sadness vs. Euphoria: Fans Script Endings to Mets’ Season

The Mets are cruising to the National League East title and their first playoff berth since 2006. The Mets are going to collapse over the final two weeks of the regular season and add another chapter of ignominy to their history.

Which way will it go?

We invited readers to look into the Mets’ future and write the first paragraph of their last game article. Should it describe a collapse that ends with the regular-season finale? Or jubilation after Game 7 of the World Series? Or something in between? Here are some of the best of the several hundred submissions.

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 23, 2015 at 08:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fanfiction, lolmets, mets, mets being mets

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mets fans, don’t read this: Greatest September collapses

Whee, such happy memories. I still have nitemares about ‘07.

reech Posted: September 10, 2015 at 04:11 PM | 119 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, mets being mets

Friday, August 07, 2015

DEADSPIN- Ley: Mets Pitcher falls of Curb, Re-Breaks Arm

Hot off the press, here is a piece of news about Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins, who has been on the DL since April 19 after getting his forearm fractured by a line drive:

“Jerry Blevins on Monday night re-fractured a left forearm bone and is done for the season.  Blevins suffered the injury when he fell off a curb, according to the team. He is expected to undergo surgery in Boston next week on the distal radius bone.”

Just in case any fans forgot who they were.

Lassus Posted: August 07, 2015 at 07:48 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Noah Syndergaard Is Front and Center in Mets’ New Six-Man Rotation

They plan to begin a six-man rotation and carry it through mid-August.

This is not unprecedented, but it usually does not last long. The natural attrition of pitchers has a way of changing plans.

The rotation plan, they hope, will shave three to four starts off each starter’s regular workload. Colon, who is 42, rarely throws off the mound between starts and has told Dan Warthen, the pitching coach, that he likes the idea. Others are skeptical.


Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 28, 2015 at 11:05 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets, six man rotations



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