Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro, MLB.com's Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>
A few nights ago at the Ballpark in Arlington, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, covering the retirement ceremony for Pudge Rodriguez, tweeted "His stats warrant first ballot Hall of Famer, ninth best C ever for me."
No problem with the first statement, but what exactly is the second based on? I think most b ... More >>
The obits you're going to be reading tomorrow for Gary Carter, who died of brain cancer yesterday at age 57, will probably tell you everything about him except this: many New York area sportswriters laughed at him behind his back. I know -- I was there. I saw it.
In their defense, Gary Cart ... More >>
Why was there so little support for Jorge Posada as a Hall of Fame player in this week's sports press? The most common phrase was "borderline HOFer," which, as I recall, I've even used in this space over the years. But let's say it: Posada is a Hall of Famer, though perhaps he won't make it on th ... More >>
Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>
The Lineup lost its last shred of credibility this week -- I think I used this lead a few weeks ago but I'm going to use it again -- with their selection for New York baseball's greatest all-time pitcher. Not with the selection of Mariano Rivera as best closer -- thankfully no one embarrassed ... More >>
Anyone out there feel as cheated by the final regular position episode of The Lineup as I did? The segment on center fielders was really the only one worth doing; the winners at the other positions -- Yogi Berra at catcher, Lou Gehrig at first, Jackie Robinson at second, Derek Jeter at short, ... More >>
At last some heat during the latest installment of MSG's The Lineup. In Episode 4, Sparky Lyle and Gary Carter -- muddleheads both -- went against the majority (Elias Bureau Steve Hirdt, Will Leitch, and host Fran Healy) by choosing Graig Nettles over Alex Rodriguez as New York's all time bes ... More >>
MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>
We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is.
The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>