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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
… 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.
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 […]
Yesterday around baseball a couple of significant milestones were reached. First off, Jim Thome joined the 600 Home Run Club, becoming just the 8th man in the history of the game to do so. Thome reached the milestone in his 8167th at-bat. Only one other player in history did it faster. That player was Babe […]
So the Mets are playing their home opener later today against the Nationals with the incomparable R.A. Dickey taking the bump for the Mets. They enter the first home stand with a .500 record after splitting their first road trip 3-3. I’ve got to say that I have mixed feeling on the season so far. […]
Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and 1944 N.L. Most Valuable Player Marty “The Octopus” Marion passed away last Tuesday, March 15. Marion played for the Cardinals from 1940-50, managed the Cardinals in ’51 and was a player-manager for the St. Louis Browns in ’52 and ’53. He also managed the White Sox from 1954-56. Aside from […]