Mets Through the Years: Right Field
October 3rd, 2012 by slangon

I’ve got to get this up before 4:10. Of course I had to leave right field for last. The Mets have had more right fielders in their history than any other position. Typical. Anyway… In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position […]

Making The Season Worth Watching
September 28th, 2012 by slangon

It’s become painfully clear that 2012 is a lost season for my beloved New York Metropolitans. I don’t think I’m making any kind of groundbreaking statement by saying that. What has taken a little bit of the sting out of that is the fact that there are a couple of feel good stories going on […]

A New King in Town (For Reals)
September 27th, 2012 by slangon

It has been done. Yesterday, in the bottom of the 3rd inning, David Wright hit a slow roller just past the pitcher’s reach that the third baseman for the Pirates fielded but was unable to throw out Wright. As a matter of fact, he ended up airmailing it past the first baseman and Wright ended […]

What Were They Thinking: The Doppelgänger Edition
February 27th, 2012 by slangon

This series of posts is dedicated to examining the numerous design details from the Topps art department that leave me scratching my head. They’re the types of things that could just be one time instances that are the result of someone overlooking them, or they could have been a conscious decision on the part of […]

Double Digit Dingers
August 18th, 2011 by slangon

During yesterdays Mets win over the Padres, David Wright hit a 3 run homer in the 3rd inning for his 10th of the season. In the spirit of semi-interesting but ultimately trivial facts, during the broadcast, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen were talking about how this was the 8th time in Davids career that he’s […]