I Guess the 8,020th Time is a Charm
June 2nd, 2012 by slangon

In case you haven’t yet heard, last night, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Mets franchise. I still haven’t quite processed it (or most of the beer that I drank in celebration last night), so I don’t really know what to say about it all as a fan. I will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Damn! What a Way to End It.
September 28th, 2011 by slangon

Turns out this last day of the season is so chock full of craziness, I almost don’t care that Mets are going out on a sour note and will end up with a losing record for the third year in a row. In case you missed it, one of the guys on this card went […]

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 […]

Countdown Over.
February 15th, 2011 by slangon

No More Days Until And Oh, baseball, how I’ve missed you.

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: Starting Pitching
December 7th, 2010 by slangon

Right now the Winter Meetings are going on in Orlando. So far, Sandy Alderson has made it pretty clear that the Mets will not be making any big impact moves this off-season and if they walk away from those meeting with anything, it will be either be a reclamation project, such as Chris Young or […]

Gint-A-Cuffs: Rounds 5-8
July 11th, 2010 by slangon

So apparently nobody in the Mets organization has been paying attention to my well thought-out treatise on why it is so important for them to win games against the Braves. They’ve already lost a disastrous 2 games against them, putting them 5 games behind. Hopefully Johan Santana can work his magic and at least salvage […]

Game Day
June 26th, 2010 by slangon

Well, I’m pretty psyched this morning. It’s my birthday and in a little while we’re heading out to Citi Field to see this guy: pitch against his old team. I know he’s been a bit shaky lately, but hopefully he’ll be bringing it today against the Twins. Seems guys usually step up against the teams […]

A Custom for Johan
June 3rd, 2010 by slangon

There are many terms that are used in baseball that have their origins in one man. These terms generally take on the name of that man. The Mendoza Line. Getting Wally Pipped. Stengelese. Ruthville. Whenever one player or coach or manager becomes so associated with one event, or trait, or concept, the powers that be […]