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To my darling daughter before her first Mets game...I'm sorry

To my darling daughter before her first Mets game…I’m sorry

This Sunday, I’ll travel to CitiField with my wife and daughter to watch my beloved New York Metropolitans face the Bravos on Easter. It will be my two-and-a-half year old’s first major league baseball game. I can’t wait. Maybe Mr. Met will be dressed like a bunny. Heck, maybe the Mets will even win. Regardless, […]

Hope Springs for Mets...

Hope Springs for Mets…

It’s happening again. You KNOW better. You KNOW that one shouldn’t allow it to happen. Yet, it does. You hear of old players with “new” bodies. Sucker. Young arms popping mitts and turning heads. Fleeced. Veterans imparting all their experience and wisdom to the most promising of the prospects. Sap. Spring fever is the air […]

Rangers Catcher JP Arencibia with Killer Tim Kurkjian Impression on ESPN

Rangers Catcher JP Arencibia with Killer Tim Kurkjian Impression on ESPN

We’re big Timmy Kurkjian fans here at The Legend. Great baseball insight. Passionate guy. And, perhaps most importantly, not a guy who takes himself too seriously. There’s a lot to be said for humility and the ability to laugh at oneself…particularly when someone’s riffing off your schtick. As a side note, this was one of […]

Ray Liotta narrates field of dreams intro

It sounded like it would have all the elements. The well-known narrator. An idyllic setting. The game’s biggest stars. In the end…meh. Could’ve been better MLB Network. Much better.

Youngster leaves school with "Buccos Fever"

Youngster leaves school with “Buccos Fever”

I used to love skipping out on school for the first game of the baseball season. Luckily, we had a great principal who was perfectly accepting of those sudden “illnesses” that always seemed to pop up around right around opening day. It’s one reason we can appreciate this amazingly awesome note excusing one young Pirates […]

Todd Helton stays classy with farewell ad in Denver Post

Todd Helton stays classy with farewell ad in Denver Post

Some trends get old quickly. I can’t say the athlete “thank you” ads to the fans is one of those. It’s a classy move by a player and, despite how it may feel because of the media coverage of such outward displays of gratitude, is still relatively infrequent. Here’s the latest example from longtime Colorado […]

Bucos and Tribe, Need You Ask

Bucos and Tribe, Need You Ask

The MLB postseason has officially begun. And. It. Is. Glorious. If you’re a Mets fan, or any fan of the 20-something teams no longer in the mix, it’s time to choose your allegiances. Let me help you, the uncommitted. Tribe. Bucos. Really, that is all. 20 straight losing seasons in Pittsburgh. No championships in Cleveland. […]

Mariano says put me in coach...I can be centerfield

Mariano says put me in coach…I can be centerfield

It was an honor to watch Mariano Rivera get his just due on Mariano Rivera day at Yankee Stadium last weekend. It was perhaps even more touching watching Derek Jeter and Andy Pettite take the ball from Mo once last time. He exited as the game’s greatest closer of all time and one last long […]

Moonwalking, Crying Jim Leyland is Awesome

Moonwalking, Crying Jim Leyland is Awesome

Don’t know if there’s a heckuva lot more to say about this one. Always been a huge Jim Leyland fan. This does nothing except endear him more. Old school manager still doing it in the new school. And still appreciating every second of it. Plus, look at that moonwalk! Great, great, great. Let’s go, Tigers…and […]

Stranger in a Strange Land: A Mets Fan Takes in Mo's Yankee Stadium Sendoff

Stranger in a Strange Land: A Mets Fan Takes in Mo’s Yankee Stadium Sendoff

It’s sort of fitting this was my introduction to Yankee Stadium. The first time I’d ever set foot inside the building, an edifice I’d sworn to avoid and had proudly done so since it reopened in its current incarnation. You see, I’m a Mets fan. In fact, I generally abhor the Yankees. So, how was […]

Mets 2013 Pitching: On the Boulevard of Broken Arms

Mets 2013 Pitching: On the Boulevard of Broken Arms

Wow. Where to begin, Mets fans. I was perusing ESPN.com on my phone when I saw the headline. To say that this is the worst possible news that could happen to the franchise at this particular point in the season, would not be an overstatement (outside of a real tragedy of some sort). In terms […]

A Race to Mendoza: Will Uggla or BJ Upton Cross the Line Before Season's Finish?

A Race to Mendoza: Will Uggla or BJ Upton Cross the Line Before Season’s Finish?

The Atlanta Braves have a lot to be happy about. They sit 28 games over .500 and hold a more-than-comfortable (OK, downright gaudy) 15.5 game lead in the NL East as we head towards September. The Tomahawk Chop playoff version is coming to Atlanta come October (g-d help us). That;s not to say there are […]