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 »
Well, that was a fun ride to above .500, wasn’t it? It’s definitely nice to see the Mets win 6 in a row. When was the last time they did that? Nice to see a sold out 55,000+ crowd at Shea today! The cheers were loud and proud! The Mets are definitely the hottest team in the National League at the moment. And with most teams hovering around .500 more or less, the odds sure look good for the team. Not to mention how exciting the games have been. What a ride! And it seems that Pedro Martinez forsees only good things at Shea this season: “It’s nice to see that Shea...Continue reading »
The Mets beat the Nationals again in Spring Training, 4-3, after a ninth inning Mets rally. Miguel Cairo tied the game at 3 and Luis Garcia won the game with solo homeruns. Amazin’ magic clips Nationals: The Mets used a bullpen by committee starting with Mike Matthews, who gave up a run in two innings. The run was scored in the bottom of the second inning, when Brad Wilkerson hit a solo home run. The “bullpen by committee” approach worked well enough for the Mets, but none of the pitchers really seemed to stand out as exceptional. ...