Entering the season with high expectations, the 2002 Mets under performed for most of the year. Despite inconsistent, mediocre play, the team stayed in Wild Card contention until the defending World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks came to town in early August. During that series, Arizona would sweep a doubleheader for the first time in their … Continue reading The day-night Arizona ended the ’02 Mets season
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
Since it's the 4th of July, it's only fitting to look back at past Mets brawls, where on-field fireworks and timeless memories were created. This list does not include notable Mets vs. the Media altercations, which have their own set of fireworks! The 1986 Mets It's well-documented the '86 Mets were rock stars on and … Continue reading Remembering Mets Brawls
Since July 1 marks Bobby Bonilla Day, it’s only appropriate to look back at the first time I ever saw the Amazin’s away from Shea Stadium. A game where Bobby Bonilla went hitless, Doc Gooden went the distance and the Mets loss. Again. On July 1, 1993, I saw the Mets take on the expansion … Continue reading The Night Doc Gooden Went All The Way and Loss