Leading the League in Anxiety
September 7th, 2011 by slangon

During yesterday’s extra-inning, rain delayed game against the Marlins, Jose Reyes went 3 for 6 with a walk to propel himself back into the top spot in the National League in batting average over Ryan Braun. The day before, Jose had actually dropped into second place by 3 points, but thanks to his 3 hits […]

Some Random Mets I Recently Got
August 29th, 2011 by slangon

So Hurricane Irene has come and gone and hopefully everyone who was in its path made it through safely. I personally was super lucky in that my house escaped 100% unscathed. I think the worse thing that happened was some of my garbage cans blew over, spilling grass clippings everywhere. Things in my corner of […]

Opening Day 2011
April 1st, 2011 by slangon

After a long cold winter, Opening Day is finally here. I know, I know. Opening Day was technically yesterday, but for whatever reason the scheduling gods decided that the Mets wouldn’t open until today. I’m actually a little confused as to what happened. I always remember the very first game of the season happening on […]

Postseason Thoughts from a Fan Standing on the Outside
October 6th, 2010 by slangon

So today starts the 2010 Major League Baseball Postseason. Some of you may be shocked to learn that my beloved Mets did not make the cut this year. Yeah. I know. Crazy, isn’t it? Anyway, despite not having my team in the mix to root for, I still always love watching the playoffs and the […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 2
May 29th, 2010 by slangon

So begins the battle. 4 contestants, only 1 spot for glory. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 4 gladiators for Round 1. Let’s get it on. Pack 1 (Pedroia): 599 Jay Bruce 421 Doug Fister 364 Trevor Hoffman 457 Kanekoa Texeira 411 Jack Wilson VLC5 George Sisler T18 Clayton Kershaw 628 Ross Detwiler 578 […]

King of the 6-for-5 Bin
May 19th, 2010 by slangon

It had been quite a spell since I made my way over to the local card shop. I trying to give them time to refill the good old 6-4-5 bin. I think it worked because as I was looking through it there was only a small handful of cards that I remember seeing in there […]

Taking A Break from Vintage
February 13th, 2010 by slangon

So I’ve finally been able to track down some 2010 Topps. I had been trying to get it from Target, just because one of the cooler things I’ve seen from this release so far has been the Red Back inserts, which are exclusive to Target. For whatever reason, the local Target has not gotten 2010 […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part IV
January 7th, 2010 by slangon

I finally got around to sorting and scanning that box of 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History. Initially, I picked this box simply for that fact that it was pretty cheap ($40) but it was supposed to pop out 4 hits. On average, each box is supposed to have 1 Piece of Hollywood relic, […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter)
December 29th, 2009 by slangon

It’s been quite a busy few days here at SlangKo Corporate. There was the obligatory last minute Christmas shopping. This was also the first holiday season with the baby, so of course we were running around to and fro visiting everybody that wanted to see the boy¬†. I finished up with the Johnny Lattner autograph […]

SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond 6-10
November 23rd, 2009 by slangon

The second batch is ready for your perusal. #6 Jack Cust, Oakland Athletics I really love this shot of Jack. Who doesn’t love when players give the ump that look? Say Whaaaaa? #7 Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies As a Mets fan, I really hate the Phillies. There’s a bunch of dudes on that team that […]