Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1978
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

By 1978, the Mets were firmly entrenched in some pretty dark days, so there weren’t too many All-Star highlights to speak of. Pat Zachry was the Mets lone representative at the 1978 All-Star Game. He, of course came over in the notorious Midnight Massacre that sent Tom Seaver to Cincinnati. He had a fine year […]

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 […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part V
November 11th, 2009 by slangon

We’re getting down to it folks. This is the start of the box of cards that Mark from Stats on the Back sent me. To break it down, the box contained exactly 206 cards, 1 of which was a double and 5 of which I happen to have. For all you calculator jockeys out there, […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part III
November 6th, 2009 by slangon

Before I get into this, I just want to touch on two points. First, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I live in ┬áNew Jersey and work in Manhattan, which means I have about an hour and 15 minute commute by train/subway in the morning. Normally, this time is very relaxing for […]