John Maine

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets at Midseason

    The Mets aren't going to win anything this year. That's what you really want to know, so we'll give it to you right off.  They're only four games under .500, but the problem now isn't just that the Phillies appear much stronger, but that Florida and Atlanta are in front of them in the NL East. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Our Subway Series Prediction: Yankees, Yankees, Mets

    It isn't just the economy and the ticket prices that will produce all those empty seats at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have taken much of the wind out of this season's first Subway Series. As we go to press, you can still go to the Yankees web site and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Swine Flu Kills 2, Maybe, in NY; "Underlying" Factors Again Cited; Mets Deny Infection

    The Department of Health says two more New Yorkers may have died from swine flu. As usual, they're being tight with info, telling Reuters the unnamed victims "were in the 25-64 age range." Fox News, with its more aggressive reporters, nails that down to "mid-40s," but as with most of the local swin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    11-Week-Old 5th Suspected Swine Flu Death in City

    Oddly, after a few suspected swine flu deaths which were announced but whose victims remain unnamed, we learn that 11-week-old Steven Montañez is thought to have died from the virus this weekend. Both "the boy's family and an official close to his case" tell the Daily News the infant went unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Mets Pitching for 2009

    Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Merry Mets Christmas, Kids!

    While the Yankees were out spending taxpayer money on superstars, the Mets were being nice to kids. Last week Mr. Met joined pitchers Mike Pelfrey, John Maine and new acquisition Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez at a holiday party for elementary school students from all five boroughs at the CitiCorp Buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Middle of the Night: Powderly Update, Marty Unltd., Etc.

    James Powderly et alia are back from Chinese detention, and claim rough treatment in custody, including threats against themselves and their families, the third degree, sleep and water deprivation, and the theft of thousands of dollars worth of video equipment, reports the New York Sun. They had bee ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2006

    It's One, Two, Three Games You're Out

    Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us

  • NYC Life

    September 26, 2006

    Mets and Yankees: If Neither One Wins It's a Shame

    Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes