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 […]

Take Me Out to The Ballgame
September 25th, 2011 by slangon

No time for a real post today (as if that’s stopped me from just not posting lately). Heading out to Citi Field in a bit. This is actually my first time out to Flushing all season. Yes. That’s right. My first trip the ball park is also the last home game of the season. What […]

A Trade Post That I Was Putting Off Because I Was Mad
April 26th, 2011 by slangon

Not mad about the trade mind you. Mad at the Mets. A while ago, I had bought a few random packs of 2011 Heritage and slapped together a post yammering away about my thoughts on the set. In that post I had mentioned that, although I liked this years heritage set a bit more than […]

A Custom Card for Mike Pelfrey
April 7th, 2011 by slangon

Aaugh. Maybe they’ll actually beat Halladay. And maybe I’ll win the lottery and buy the Mets and smack Mike Pelfrey in the back of the head.

Is it Too Early to Call This a Must-Win?
April 5th, 2011 by slangon

I know it’s only 4 games into the season, but I’m really feeling like it is. The Mets face their first major hurdle of the season when they start a 3 game series against the juggernaut Phillies in Philadelphia tonight. Fortunately, they’ll be missing Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt, but they will be facing Cole […]

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 […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 1
March 31st, 2011 by slangon

One more day. Until. Baseball. The starting pitcher for the 1986 New York Mets – The Doctor, Dwight Gooden. Coming off of a Rookie of the Year Award in 1984 followed by a Cy Young Award in 1985, Gooden had another good year in ’86, although after the previous 2 years his numbers were actually […]

The First Live Baseball on TV Since the World Series
February 26th, 2011 by slangon

No time for thought out posts today. I have 7 minutes until the first live broadcast of spring training starts. That might not sound like a big deal, but I haven’t watched live baseball in 5 months. I’m excited. I’ve got a beer and a lounge chair and a TV with my name on it. […]

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 […]

An Appropriate Way to End It
October 4th, 2010 by slangon

Well, the 2010 baseball regular season has come to an end. There was excitement for some, nail biting for others and, for many teams and fans, bitter disappointment. I guess as a Mets fan, I’ve had a few months to get comfortable with the idea of yet another October free of baseball games that actually […]