March 17th, 2014 by slangon

As you no doubt know, today is the feast of St. Patrick. What you might not know is that “Saint” Patrick is not actually a saint, at least not in the canonized sense. Regardless, every year on the anniversary of his death, millions of pints of green beer and countless shots of Irish whiskey are […]

That Ball is Gone…
February 7th, 2014 by slangon

Having grown up a Mets fan, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Ralph Kiner talk about baseball. Strike that. I’ve been fortunate enough to listen to Ralph Kiner talk about baseball. Every fan has those special days during the baseball season that they look forward to. Opening Day. That big series with a […]

110 Years Ago
December 17th, 2013 by slangon

As everyone knows, on this day 100 years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the skies in their Wright Flyer. Also, most everyone has at one point or another seen the iconic photo of the plane, piloted by Orville, at the point of liftoff with Wilbur standing off to the right. But how many […]

Happy Turkey Day!
November 28th, 2013 by slangon

Today’s the day that millions of us Americans get together with our families and sit around and stuff obscene amounts of turkey and stuffing and potatoes and candied yams and green bean casserole and biscuits and gravy and pumpkin pie and turnips and glazed carrots and peas and whatever other traditional Thanksgiving dish your family […]

50 Years
November 22nd, 2013 by slangon

The president of the United States was shot at 12:30pm on this day 50 years ago.   Unfortunately, the president was not the only victim that day. Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit was also fatally shot when he confronted Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination.

It’s 1962 All Over Again
April 11th, 2012 by slangon

And when I say it’s 1962 all over again, I mean that the Mets played the very first game in the history of the franchise 50 years ago today, a road game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Being in 1st place with a 4-1 record is about as far from 1962 that you can get. […]

When I Was a Little Girl in Poland, We All Had Ponies.
February 10th, 2012 by slangon

A few days ago, I was posting some cards sent to me by Dayf as part of his Cards for Junk outreach program. I ended up droning on and on about all the Mets and managers and team cards he sent, so I ended up cutting it short. As I mentioned at the end of […]

Congratulations to the New York Giants on Winning Super Bowl XLVI
February 5th, 2012 by slangon

In honor of your Championship, I have made you a custom card. Of course, like every other bit of Super Bowl Championship paraphernalia that is released .5 seconds after the final play of the game, I had a custom card all set to go for both the possibility of a Giants win as well as […]

For as Much as I’m Apparently Trying to Ignore it…
October 24th, 2011 by slangon

… this is shaping up to be  a pretty damn good World Series. Watching this guy stymie Pujols and the gang the night after putting up a million runs was pretty damn awesome. On to Game 5.

Who Says Rooting for a Team That’s 24 Games Out of First Can’t Be Fun?
September 27th, 2011 by slangon

So we’re down to it. 2 games remain in the 2011 Baseball Season. Obviously, the Mets as a team have been a lost cause for a while now, but damn if Jose Reyes isn’t keeping baseball fun. Last night Jose went 3 for 4 in the Mets loss to the Reds to boost his average […]