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Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and pitchers Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, Bobby Parnell, and Dillon Gee trained as firefighters at the FDNY Fire Academy training center on Randall’s Island on January 20. Talk about battling some serious heat! The Mets players and C.O.O. strapped on firefighter gear to climb up FDNY ladders, battle a blaze, and rappel down the side of a building. Check it out: And now some screenshots of the Metsies in action: Looks like a cool team-building event for several Mets players, or as my girlfriend calls it, “Really smart thing to do right...Continue reading »

In a Mets season that included an 8-game winning streak and numerous wins at home, but also K-Rod’s blown saves on the road, and whatever this mess of losses can be called in the last 2 weeks, this season has already had its share of ups and downs. Welcome to the Mets Rollercoaster Ride! Hold onto your hats, Mets fans! I don’t know about you, but this year’s ride is just starting to make me sick. Come on guys, let’s try some consistency! ...

Jerry Seinfeld was in the SNY broadcast booth for the Mets game against the Detroit Tigers today, calling the game and reminiscing about Seinfeld and Lady Gaga’s recent antics with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez. Not only was Jerry Seinfeld absolutely hilarious, but he also was really good at calling the game AND providing color comedy commentary! Seinfeld also discussed Keith Hernandez’ memorable guest appearance on Seinfeld, as SNY came back from break with a couple of clips. Here are some choice exchanges between the trio from the event: SEINFELD: “This...Continue reading »

Ike Davis continues to contribute, winning it in walk-off fashion with a homerun in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Padres today. PADRES WHO? Guess Jerry Manuel didn’t have to wonder about who his set-up man and closer were today, huh? ...

The 2010 Mets have proven to suffer from a most severe case of Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: namely that they are brilliant while playing at home and absolutely terrible while playing on the road. How bad is the split? An almost schizophrenic 21-9 at Citi Field vs. 8-18 on the road. Let’s hope the Mets can turn it around on the road… just think where that would take them! ...

After using Gary Matthews Jr. to pinch-hit in almost every single game, despite a .190 batting average and 1 measly RBI, the Mets finally got rid of him. Only 3 months too late on this one, guys… ...

Jose Reyes is the fastest player in Mets history to get to 1000 hits.* JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! *Coincidentally, he is probably also the fastest player in Mets history. ...

The Mets have agreed to sign All-Star outfielder Jason Bay to a four-year, $66 million contract, pending a physical, improving their chances of making the playoffs in 2010. Now while I could go into the next moves the team needs to make to get back to World Series shape, I’d much rather share something I found in the comments section of MLB.com… a poem from a Mets fan (different, right?): THE NIGHT BEFORE THE METS’ NEXT SEASON Twas the night before new years / and all through the town / a slight smile was forming / from an uncomfortable frown / The Mets...Continue reading »

I’m a diehard lifelong Mets fan. However, I’ve always been partial to the Chicago Cubs. Allow me to explain. When you think about it, the Cubs are similar to the Mets in a number of ways. As I watch the Mets play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, I am watching two teams that came into the 2009 season with great expectations, but which are both now far out of playoff contention. The fans in Chicago are definitely upset with how the team has performed, but they’re still there in the stands. Mets fans are the same way, even if this year’s arrival of Citi...Continue reading »

The government now owns 39% of CitiGroup, but that won’t affect Citi Field’s name, according to the troubled financial company and the Mets. When the Wall Street Journal looked into the stability of the naming deal after CitiGroup was bailed out for the third time in 5 months, the companies had this to say, according to Newsday: “Citi signed a legally binding agreement with the New York Mets in 2006,” a Citigroup spokesman said. “No TARP capital will be used for Citi Field or for marketing purposes.” The Mets issued the following statement:...Continue reading »