Mets Through the Years: Second Base
June 22nd, 2012 by slangon

This is the fifth post in this series. We’ve already covered the men who’ve serve as managers, opening day starters, catchers and first basemen for the Mets over their 50 year history. Today, we’ll take a gander at the guys who’ve manned second for the Metropolitans over the years, in cardboard form, of course. Charlie […]

A Random Trade with Paul
January 19th, 2012 by slangon

I recently completed a trade with fellow Mets fan and Jerseyite Paul from Paul’s Random Baseball Stuff. I always enjoy a good trade in general, but there’s something especially nice about pulling on off with another fan of your favorite team. If nothing else, it helps to clear out some of the massive piles of […]

Pack Clash, Junk Wax Style, Round 2
August 23rd, 2011 by slangon

As you may recall, a few weeks ago my old man had given me a few packs of junk wax era cards and I decided to have an epic 3 way Pack Clash. Well, it was such a hoot that I decided to do another one. There happens to be a supermarket near my house […]

Welcome to the Hall, Boys.
January 6th, 2011 by slangon

I’m sure nobody’s heard about this yet, but yesterday, a group known as the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, or BBWAA for short, announced that they have elected to include Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven as members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a place called Cooperstown, New York. I happen to pay […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 9-12
December 1st, 2009 by slangon

On we march. Pack 9 – #37 Ron Gardenhire One weird thing that I noticed, there’s only 5 managers cards in this set. There’s Gardenhire, Torre, LaRussa, Bob Brenley and Bobby Cox. Now, in the 2002 season, all 5 of their teams won their divisions. But, there’s 6 divisions in baseball? What happened to Oakland? […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 1-4
November 27th, 2009 by slangon

Now we’re getting to the good stuff – the cards. Pack 1 – #24 Luis Gonzalez #41 Manny Ramirez Whaaaat? Who the hell is this guy on Manny Ramirez’ card? Security! Seriously folks, in my mind 2003 is not that long ago, but looking at these cards, I feel like it’s 20 years ago. I […]

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 […]