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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 […]

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 […]

Dice-K Says Sayonara to Tribe, Looking for Work Again

Dice-K Says Sayonara to Tribe, Looking for Work Again

Things can change incredibly fast¬† in sports. Oftentimes it takes a familiar name in an unexpected headline to serve as a blunt reminder. In this case, it was reading the following that provided that jolt for me: Indians grant Daisuke Matsuzaka his unconditional¬†release. That was just one buried story among the many more prominent sports […]

Wounded Warriors Take the Field at Fenway Park

Wounded Warriors Take the Field at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox sit atop the AL East and are primed for a playoff run. However, the team taking the field at Fenway Park on Monday was even more impressive. As the Sawx traveled West to take on the Giants in a evening affair, historic Fenway hosted the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) […]