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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, […]

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his […]

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 […]

Dick's Sporting Goods "The Glove": My Perfect Christmas Commercial

Dick’s Sporting Goods “The Glove”: My Perfect Christmas Commercial

It came on again during the Knicks game the other night, and I turned to my wife and commented. “No need for a new holiday commercial when you’ve already perfected it. That’s what great advertising can do. I’d be running the same spot year after year too, if it was this.” I was talking about […]

The Significance of a Healthy Curtis Granderson to the Mets

The Significance of a Healthy Curtis Granderson to the Mets

The Mets officially introduced Curtis Granderson on Tuesday. Granderson will occupy one of the Mets three outfield positions. Exactly which one is unknown and relatively unimportant. How this free agent acquisition is graded is a question for years down the road. What is known is that the Mets are getting a “pro’s pro” who has […]

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 […]