Wilmer Flores hitting a walk-off home run vs. the Nationals on July 31, 2015, is the best Mets moment I ever witnessed live. Even if I wasn’t there, it would still be one of my favorite Mets memories. In fact, the whole day and evening is memorable. Jen and I decided the night before it … Continue reading The Night Wilmer Walked-Off
Anthony Young lost a major league record 27 games in a row over two seasons. I honestly can't remember any one of those losses. But I do remember the night his streak ended in 1993. Even though I spent a majority of that summer in Florida, the Mets were still the priority for 10-year-old me. … Continue reading The night Anthony Young’s streak ended
Acclaimed sports journalist Wayne Coffey’s new book – They Said It Couldn’t Be Done - about the ’69 Mets and their improbable run to becoming World Champions is a must-read.
As the Mets prepare to sell (again) during this year’s trade deadline, it seems appropriate to look back at “highly touted” prospects acquired by the team midseason that later flopped while playing in Flushing. Given the parameters, the good news is that neither Jarred Kelenic or Justin Dunn will ever make this list! Alex … Continue reading Mets Prospects Acquired at Trade Deadline…And Later Flopped
Pete Alonso's victory in last night's Home Run derby ranks up there for best personal Mets All-Star Game memory. It also made me think about some of the more memorable moments I have involving Mets players in an All-Star Game. Jacob deGrom Dominates Before retiring the side on seven pitches in this year's game, there … Continue reading Mets All-Star Game Memories
Today's post-game incident involving Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas and Newsday reporter Tim Healy had me thinking about other media incidents involving Mets of the past. 'We Just Chillin' Let's recognize Bobby Bonilla for the second time in a week! During his first tenure with the team, he was notorious for getting into it with the … Continue reading Notable Mets Media Incidents
Let’s face the facts. Outside of Seth Lugo, the 2019 Mets bullpen is atrocious. After another disappointing performance, I recently tweeted how this Mets bullpen reminds me of 2008. That year, down the stretch, the team couldn't close a game to save their lives. Ultimately, folks like Luis Ayala and Scott Schoeneweis ensured the team … Continue reading No ‘Relief’: Top Mets Bullpen Busts
There’s no question that Al Leiter was a bulldog on the mound, especially during his Mets tenure. The same can’t be said of his at-bats. With a lifetime .085 batting average, at least his ‘butcher boy’ hacks were entertaining. And that’s one of two reasons why being at Shea Stadium on June 19, 2002, is … Continue reading Seeing ‘Double’: The Night Leiter Owned the Twins
Note: I had the opportunity to interview former Mets player Jason Phillips last week as his Trenton Thunder concluded batting practice before taking on the Hartford Yard Goats. Even though I just started this blog – and am a far cry from being the Mets beat reporter for the NY Daily News - JP was … Continue reading Where Are They Now? Jason Phillips
Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Mets trade for Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza (cheers!). While the debate between Keith in '83, Carter in '85 and Cespedes in '15 would be an entertaining one, I believe the Piazza acquisition had the biggest impact on the franchise because of his sustained offensive prowess, flair for the dramatic … Continue reading It’s a Piazza Party!