Blaster Schmaster: The 80’s til Now
March 9th, 2011 by slangon

On we march. This is part 2 of the cards I was able to procure from Sportlots for about the price of a blaster. As usual, I’m beginning with the most recent cards and working my way back. First up is a couple of Ginter mini’s. Although I don’t have the inclination to put together […]

February 13th, 2011 by slangon

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Welcome to the Team, Boys
January 18th, 2011 by slangon

Overall, it’s been a deceptively quiet winter for the Mets. I say deceptively because they haven’t really made a whole lot of exciting trades or signings or anything, but really the whole culture of the team has taken a completely different turn thanks to bringing in Sandy Alderson as the GM. I personally am pleased […]

Remember Trades?
January 17th, 2011 by slangon

I barely do. It seems like it’s been 1,000,000 years since I made one. I recently did however, with a reader by the name of Matt. I sent a handful of 2010 Allen & Ginter cards that I had laying around collecting dust, and he sent me some cards from that same set that I […]

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: The Infield & The Bench
December 31st, 2010 by slangon

On this day of closing things out and preparing for new beginnings, I was hoping to combine the last 2 topics I wanted to cover on the Mets heading into 2011 and thus close out a series of posts that honestly have become a little bit of a chore for me. I don’t think that […]

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: The Outfield
December 18th, 2010 by slangon

As of now, it seems as though the starting outfield for the Mets 2011 season will be Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran and Angel Pagan. That is unless they end up trading Carlos before the off-season ends. Really it seems like the only question is who will be patrolling center and who will be in right. […]

Anybody Notice Anything Wrong Here?
December 11th, 2010 by slangon

As some of you may or may not remember, over the summer I busted a box of 2010 Allen & Ginter as part of Gintacuffs II, as well as a hobby box of 2010 Series 2 baseball. Both of those ended up popping out redemption cards of one kind or another. They were the first […]

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: Starting Pitching
December 7th, 2010 by slangon

Right now the Winter Meetings are going on in Orlando. So far, Sandy Alderson has made it pretty clear that the Mets will not be making any big impact moves this off-season and if they walk away from those meeting with anything, it will be either be a reclamation project, such as Chris Young or […]

Heading Back to the House That the House That Ruth Built Built
October 18th, 2010 by slangon

It was a pretty exciting sports weekend at the SlangKo Corporate Headquarters. The Rangers beat the Yankees on Saturday after they should have beat them on Friday as well. The Giants beat the Phillies ace in Philadelphia, leaving Citizens Bank Park with the Series at 1-1 after facing the 2 Roys. The other Giants hung […]

Postseason Thoughts from a Fan Standing on the Outside
October 6th, 2010 by slangon

So today starts the 2010 Major League Baseball Postseason. Some of you may be shocked to learn that my beloved Mets did not make the cut this year. Yeah. I know. Crazy, isn’t it? Anyway, despite not having my team in the mix to root for, I still always love watching the playoffs and the […]