A New King in Town (For Reals)
September 27th, 2012 by slangon

It has been done. Yesterday, in the bottom of the 3rd inning, David Wright hit a slow roller just past the pitcher’s reach that the third baseman for the Pirates fielded but was unable to throw out Wright. As a matter of fact, he ended up airmailing it past the first baseman and Wright ended […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2011
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

By the time the 2011 season came around, things had been pretty dismal in Mets land for a while. There were a few bright spots on the horizon though. Sandy Aldreson and crew had brought in a new philosophy and Terry Collins seemed to be able to translate that philosophy into the clubhouse pretty well. […]

All Hail Dickey
June 14th, 2012 by slangon

Last night, R.A. Dickey pitched a gem of a game for the Mets. He threw a complete game, struck out 12, walked none, only gave up one unearned run and only allowed one hit. In the process, he became the first pitcher in the Majors to hit double digit wins and he set a new […]

Mets Through the Years: First Base
May 18th, 2012 by slangon

This is the fourth post in this series. We’ve looked at the field generals, the men who’ve donned the tools of ignorance, and the guys who’ve thrown the first pitch of the season. Today we’ll be taking a trip back through time to see who’s covered the first base bag for the Mets throughout their […]

Mets Through the Years: Opening Day Pitchers
April 5th, 2012 by slangon

This is the third post in this series. So far we’ve covered the men who have served as the manager of the Mets and the men who’ve caught the pitches. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the guys who have thrown those pitches. Initially, I was toying with the idea of […]

Countdown.
February 14th, 2012 by slangon

Days until and

Some Cards That Recently Fell Into My Clutches
November 7th, 2011 by slangon

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything I picked up at the old Sportlots site. Shocking, I know. Well, that’s about to change because here’s a sack of cards that I recently got from that very institution, none of which coat me more than 2 bits (with the exception of one […]

Another Manilla One Bites the Dust
October 6th, 2011 by slangon

Once upon a time, long ago, The Night Owl held a fun little contest where he cobbled together a ransom note-style message made up of different letters from various card fronts and your job was to match the letters with the card it was pulled from. Being a graphic designer who deals with fonts all […]

Time to Address That Growing Pile of Manilla Envelopes
October 5th, 2011 by slangon

I don’t know about you, but I often seem to run into this problem. A manilla envelope shows up in my mailbox and I know that it means one thing: sweet, sweet cardboard. Sometimes, I have the time to crack that sucker open right then and there and see what’s in it, sometimes I don’t. […]

“O” Yeah! It’s a Trade.
September 4th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Ryan from “O” No! Another Orioles Blog had contacted me about having some cards from my Mets wantlist. Obviously, I’m always down to chip away at the holes in my Mets collection, so a deal was struck, cards were mailed out and delivered, despite not one, but two natural disasters taking place.┬áThe […]