The night Anthony Young’s streak ended

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

The Night Coco Crisp Robbed David Wright at Fenway

The New York Mets 2006 season was memorable for a million and one reasons. The loss vs. the Boston Red Sox on June 29 doesn't typically register when thinking about that season, but it does for me because I had a front row seat for one of the greatest catches I ever saw in person. … Continue reading The Night Coco Crisp Robbed David Wright at Fenway

Notable Mets Media Incidents

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

No ‘Relief’: Top Mets Bullpen Busts

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

Seeing ‘Double’: The Night Leiter Owned the Twins

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

Where Are They Now? Jason Phillips

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

The night Tim Tebow overshadowed Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil

Yes, you read the headline correctly. And yes, hindsight is always 20/20. Let this be a lesson that you never know who you're going to see at a minor league game. In this case, it was Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil. Jen and I went to see the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A affiliate of the … Continue reading The night Tim Tebow overshadowed Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil

The Night Johan Santana Tossed a No-Hitter

To quote Ron Burgundy, “I love scotch.” I also have a reputation for being frugal. Both facts are central to my memory of Johan Santana pitching the first no-hitter in New York Mets history. Moments after Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in NY Mets history. It's one of my favorite photos of all time. … Continue reading The Night Johan Santana Tossed a No-Hitter

The Night Thor and Terry Got ’86’ed

Chase Utley has a way of ruining things. May 28, 2016, should have been remembered for the festivities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the ’86 Mets championship team. Instead, this unseasonably hot and muggy, Saturday evening is remembered - fondly by the loved ones in attendance with me - as the night I absolutely lost … Continue reading The Night Thor and Terry Got ’86’ed