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   1. Spencer Benedict Posted: August 19, 2006 at 06:11 PM (#2147729)
I'm on my way soon to pay tribute to our heroes of one score ago. I listened to the 1966 "Lets Go Mets" LP (on Vestron Records) this morning.
   2. Spencer Benedict Posted: August 19, 2006 at 06:13 PM (#2147736)
Thats 1986 of course. And I won't even have any beer for several hours.
   3. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 07:13 PM (#2147859)
Go throwbacks!
   4. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:02 PM (#2148071)
Sweetness. Extra Innings is carrying the ceremonies.
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:02 PM (#2148072)
Woo hoo, the celebration is on EI!
   6. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:04 PM (#2148073)
I'm watching the ceremony on Mets.com now. Chills.
   7. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:06 PM (#2148074)
Cashen looks terrible.
   8. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:08 PM (#2148077)
He's an old, old man. Built a fabulous team, though.
   9. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:09 PM (#2148080)
Buddy was a terrible manager later, but as of 1986, still beloved.
   10. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:10 PM (#2148082)
GOOD LORD! ELSTER IS HUGE!
   11. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:12 PM (#2148085)
Heep was a nice little hitter. Always liked him.
   12. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:12 PM (#2148086)
Sisk . . . Antacid Man!!!!!
   13. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2148088)
It's raining. If you believe in omens, it could be a good one.
   14. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2148089)
So how many of the guys are going to be there?
   15. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2148090)
Augilera was the WP in Game 6 . . . but he got lit up in the 10th inning. (Sorry . . .)
   16. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2148091)
Aguilera looks great. Teufel looks the same.
   17. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2148092)
Geez, Teufel looks like he did 20 years ago!
   18. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:15 PM (#2148093)
HoJo! I found out today that he lives about 25 minutes from me.
   19. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:16 PM (#2148094)
Backman is massive. Looks tanked too.
   20. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:16 PM (#2148095)
Backman and Dykstra should be introduced together.
   21. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#2148097)
Gotta love the ex-Yalie!!!!
   22. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:18 PM (#2148099)
Sid looks awesome. Lost some weight.
   23. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:19 PM (#2148100)
El Sid!!! Critical man in Game 7!
   24. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:20 PM (#2148102)
Mets should sign Jesse.
   25. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:20 PM (#2148103)
Throw that glove in the air, Jesse. Don't EVER let it land.
   26. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:23 PM (#2148107)
I met Gary Carter at the WS in 2000, he's a great guy.
   27. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:24 PM (#2148109)
I never thought I'd hear his name announced in Shea again.
   28. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:26 PM (#2148114)
For all their warts, and all that happened later, I love this team. They gave me so much joy, and they played such incredible ball. I just love them.
   29. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:27 PM (#2148115)
Why is Keith yelling? Does he know how a microphone works?
   30. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:28 PM (#2148116)
Glenn Close!
   31. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:30 PM (#2148118)
Awesome. Just awesome stuff. Well done by the Mets.
   32. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:30 PM (#2148120)
. . . . and then there was the one absent figure. Doc.
   33. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:32 PM (#2148123)
They should've have worn "Free Doc!" hats.
   34. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:34 PM (#2148125)
I LOVE that they just did that -- the parachute thing. The guy who parachuted in during Game 6 -- Michael Sergio? He was prosecuted, and that case went up on appeal to the federal Second Circuit in New York, where I was clerking at the time. My judge was on the panel, and I managed to get assigned to work on the case. I was SO looking forward to writing the opinion, an ode to the Mets . . . but they plea bargaining it. Damn.
   35. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:36 PM (#2148127)
I was little disappointed there was no mention of Doc.

The only other absentees:

Davey (working with US Olympic team?)
Gibbons (Jays)
McDowell (Braves)
Knight (??)
Mazzilli (Yankees)
   36. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2148130)
I was little disappointed there was no mention of Doc.

What, in the end, could they have said? Better to leave the sadness unstated, I think.
   37. Banta Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:40 PM (#2148133)
Well, that was almost too much. Very nice.
   38. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2148134)
Can the Mets wear these uni's for every home game? They look dope.
   39. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:41 PM (#2148135)
What, in the end, could they have said? Better to leave the sadness unstated, I think.

I don't know. Keith or Mookie could have said something.
   40. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:42 PM (#2148137)
Can the Mets wear these uni's for every home game? They look dope.

The racing stripes ROCK. I love them.
   41. Sam M. Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:46 PM (#2148144)
Keith or Mookie could have said something.

Maybe, "We're thinking of you, Doc, and hope you take care of yourself." Something like that.

What's the status of the actual game?
   42. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:47 PM (#2148145)
Maybe, "We're thinking of you, Doc, and hope you take care of yourself." Something like that.

Exactly. That's what I was looking for from someone.

The tarp is off the field.
   43. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:50 PM (#2148147)
8:10 first pitch.
   44. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:50 PM (#2148148)
8:10 first pitch now.
   45. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:53 PM (#2148152)
Reggie Sanders has apparently cleared waivers. Is he better than Shawn Green?
   46. Old Matt Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:54 PM (#2148154)
DAMN YOU EXTRA INNINGS! CURSE YOU ALL!
   47. Banta Posted: August 19, 2006 at 11:57 PM (#2148157)
Reggie Sanders has apparently cleared waivers. Is he better than Shawn Green?

Next year he will be. He's having a his standard down year after good year.

Or he might just be done. Probably done. Probably better at defense than Green though. I'd still pass.
   48. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:02 AM (#2148160)
So in 2026 when we celebrate the 2006 Mets, will Jose and David still be on the team?
   49. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:03 AM (#2148162)
Watching the ChiSox and Twins and Jason Tyner is up. He's hitting .325.

Why?
   50. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:05 AM (#2148163)
He's hitting .325.
Let me guess... he's slugging .340? Am I close?
   51. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2148165)
So in 2026 when we celebrate the 2006 Mets, will Jose and David still be on the team?

Better question: will Julio Franco? ;-)
   52. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:07 AM (#2148166)
.357
   53. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:09 AM (#2148167)
Keith is still wearing his jersey. Beautiful.
   54. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:09 AM (#2148168)
GO GO RACING STRIPES!
   55. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:10 AM (#2148170)
84 MPH? Please tell me that's not his fastball.
   56. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:11 AM (#2148172)
I agree with you guys about these uniforms. They're looking pretty good here in the 21st century.
   57. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:12 AM (#2148174)
I never realized the difference the 1986 blue caps. The button on top. Interesting.
   58. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:13 AM (#2148175)
God. I love these uni's. Whichever marketing and merchandise ###### decided we needed a change should be shot.
   59. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:13 AM (#2148176)
I just want the Mets to move away from the black. Less black = good.
   60. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:14 AM (#2148177)
Dave Williams!
   61. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#2148179)
I haven't said much bad about LoDuca lately, so he's reverted to his sucktastic ways.
   62. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#2148180)
Is Keith sloshed?
   63. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#2148181)
If they keep swinging that way at Francis's heavy sinking stuff, this is going to be a LONG night.
   64. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:24 AM (#2148183)
Quite the turn by Woody.
   65. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2148189)
Wow, that was a fantastic play by Barmes.
   66. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2148190)
Maybe the play of the year. Barmes is good.
   67. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:36 AM (#2148194)
17 pitches for Francis. Ugh.
   68. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2148195)
Pick off! Williams doesn't look terrible.
   69. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2148196)
Dave Williams!

Great anecdote by Gary about Kiner's Korner and Choo Choo Coleman.
   70. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2148197)
Well, Dave Williams has already given more than I expected.
   71. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2148198)
Williams has been pretty impressive.
   72. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2148199)
Ollie has 5 strikeouts through 3. His control looks excellent on Gameday.
   73. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2148200)
Did you guys see THIS crazy story? Some 18 year old kid faked being a reporter, fake credentials and all, to get access to players at Shea? Yikes.
   74. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:42 AM (#2148202)
Ollie has 5 strikeouts through 3. His control looks excellent on Gameday.

Charlotte is the best hitting team in the IL.

Milledge with a fashion gaffe tonight.
   75. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:42 AM (#2148204)
Milledge made no effort to get out of the way of that . . . but I'll take it.
   76. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2148207)
Impersonating a journalist is a crime? You bloggers better watch your backs then.
   77. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2148209)
Wow, Fonzie is up to .271 at Norfolk? .868 OPS in August.
   78. Chris Dial Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:47 AM (#2148211)
Bunt Endy! Bunt!
   79. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#2148212)
That's great news about Edgardo. I'd love to see him make the playoff roster somehow. It'll still be nice to see him play in September. Maybe all his goodness is tied up in a Met uniform.
   80. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#2148215)
Impersonating a journalist is a crime?

Mike Lupica must be the worse recidivist in the annals of criminology.
   81. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:50 AM (#2148218)
Nails!
   82. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:51 AM (#2148219)
In another universe, where Lenny would have been satisfied to be a whippet-small lead-off guy, he'd have just finished a HOF career. But he had to bulk up and shortened his career by a decade at least.
   83. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:52 AM (#2148220)
Mike Lupica must be the worse recidivist in the annals of criminology.

I just found the thread on this topic. Now, with your comment, Lupica, Plashke, and Mariotti have been singled out.

Sounds about right.
   84. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:53 AM (#2148221)
I swear to God, when Dykstra hit that HR to win the LCS game, my first thought was, "That bat was corked. Quick, get it back into the clubhouse." I still wonder . . .
   85. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:55 AM (#2148223)
DAVE WILLIAMS!
   86. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:55 AM (#2148224)
Ahaha, Dykstra ripping on Eckstein. He's still ####### batty as hell.
   87. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:57 AM (#2148225)
I just found the thread on this topic. Now, with your comment, Lupica, Plashke, and Mariotti have been singled out.

Are you serious? I didn't know there's a thread. I saw the article on ESPN.com. That's hysterical that those guys got nailed, too. Cool.

So who else you hope they bring into the booth? Mookie? Ojeda looked like he was ready to do an ad for the Hair Club for Men.
   88. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:57 AM (#2148226)
Not to get too excited about Dave Williams through four innings, but it seems reasonable that he could be a league average starter next year. A lefty Trax for the new generation.
   89. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:57 AM (#2148227)
Kevin Mitchell is the answer.
   90. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:58 AM (#2148228)
I'd love to see them get Straw up there.
   91. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 12:59 AM (#2148230)
Are you serious?

Yepper.

I had to repeat my blogger comment too, because I thought it was neat.
   92. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:00 AM (#2148231)
Perez: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K
   93. Banta Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:02 AM (#2148234)
I can't seem to get upset that the Mets are being no-hit so far.

One more inning though, and I think the blood pressure will start to rise.
   94. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:03 AM (#2148235)
It's a good thing Williams is pitching well, because Francis is tough as a mule.
   95. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:04 AM (#2148236)
Keith has gotta be drunk.
   96. Raskolnikov Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:05 AM (#2148238)
In another universe, where Lenny would have been satisfied to be a whippet-small lead-off guy, he'd have just finished a HOF career. But he had to bulk up and shortened his career by a decade at least.

You think so? I always felt it was more his love of walls and high flying ways combined with that small body, and his inability to hit lefties which limited him.
   97. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:05 AM (#2148239)
Ah ####. That could be the game the way the Mets are going.
   98. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:05 AM (#2148240)
That was terriab-la.
   99. Old Matt Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:07 AM (#2148241)
Haha. Great story by Darling.
   100. Sam M. Posted: August 20, 2006 at 01:08 AM (#2148242)
I always felt it was more his love of walls and high flying ways combined with that small body, and his inability to hit lefties which limited him.

That too. But Lenny absolutely was determined to be a home run hitter and fought tooth and nail with Davey Johnson about it. He would bulk up and Davey wanted him to stay small and fast. There were lots of rumors (I can't remember the exact year) when he showed up VERY bulked up one spring about steroids, and his later health problems haven't exactly undermined those, either.
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