Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2006
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets would set a new franchise record by sending an amazing 6 players to the All-Star game in 2006. Four of them were voted in as starters, but not all were able to play. Pedro was named to his 8th All-Star Game, his second as a Met. It would turn out to be his […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2004
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

Two members of the New York Mets were named to the N.L. All-Star team in 2004. Glavine was no stranger to the ASG, but this was the first time he made it as a Met. He ended up with a losing record that year, but we was 7-7 with a 2.66 ERA at the break. […]

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 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 […]

Blaster Schmaster: The 80’s til Now
March 9th, 2011 by slangon

On we march. This is part 2 of the cards I was able to procure from Sportlots for about the price of a blaster. As usual, I’m beginning with the most recent cards and working my way back. First up is a couple of Ginter mini’s. Although I don’t have the inclination to put together […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 5-8
November 28th, 2009 by slangon

On we go. Pack 5 – #55 Johnny Damon Geez. These cards are so old, Johnny Damon had short hair and no beard. #47 Vernon Wells #25 Shawn Green Damn this dude looks a lot younger here than I remember him looking when he was on the Mets. I guess being on the Mets adds […]

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 […]

The Last of the Trades… For Now
September 11th, 2009 by slangon

And probably my favorite. This one comes from everybody’s favorite Orioles fan, Beardy. I disremember exactly what I sent him, but I seem to recall a Prospect set from the National that I won from The Anti-Becket, an 09 Ginter Adam Jones mini, an 09 Ginter Sphinx card, and a hand full of random these […]