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New York Mets

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Citi Field Crumbling, Cyclones' Attendance Fall Bring Perverse Comfort to Mets Fans

    The New York Post says Citi Field is falling apart: "Huge signs have collapsed, outfield drains have clogged and there are numerous faulty air-conditioning systems and electrical outlets." Also Jerry Seinfeld's luxury box was flooded and is riddled with mold, so it's an ill wind etc. And the Mets' ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Banged-Up Mets Having Trouble Fielding a Team

    ​The frickin' Mets are so banged up with 13 players on the DL, the Jersey Star-Ledger says they hardly have enough minor leaguers to keep the team stocked with players. "The team looks more like the Buffalo Bisons than the New York Mets," says the paper, "with Nick Evans, Cory Sullivan, Wilson ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Jockbeat: It Must Be September in Queens

    ​Back on February 25, Philadelphia's City Paper declared war on our National League team in an article entitled "An Incomplete List of Reasons Mets Fans are Douchebags." (Grudgingly, we admit to our favorite, "All Mets fans break out their Yankees caps in October.") In their August 6-13 issue ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Free Ferry Rides to U.S. Open Can Also Take You to View Mets' Collapse

    How about a free boat ride to Mets games over the next two weeks? Yes, New York Water Taxi says they're for the U.S. Open in Flushing, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk that's still a free boat (and bus!) ride to the near vicinity of Citi Field, and it only takes 35 minutes. Then, for their nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Mets Exec Removes Shirt, Challenges Double-A Team to Fistfight

    Last night, as the New York Yankees took sole possession of first place in the AL East with a win over the Orioles, the New York Mets (44-49) were trying to laugh off the unusually violent motivational tactics of one of their staff in Binghamton, New York. The Daily News reports that a few weeks ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Mets Keep Manuel, Minaya; Said to Refuse Halladay

    Mets general manager Omar Minaya (pictured) confirms that both he and manager Jerry Manuel have been told they'll keep their jobs next year. Maybe that big win over the mighty Nationals last night clinched the deal. Or maybe no one else wants their jobs. Faith and Fear in Flushing calls this good ... 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

    July 14, 2009

    Marist Poll: Yankees Fans Consider Yankees Better Team -- And So Do Mets Fans

    This week's Marist poll on local baseball (!) found that 51 percent of New York City registered voters consider themselves baseball fans, and of those fans 53 percent favor the Yankees, and "a little over a third" are true to the orange and blue. This is no shock, as New York is overrun by noobs who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Mets Swept in Philly

    Perhaps it's appropriate you hear it from the Lansdowne, PA Reporter: "The Phillies were a dead team walking. They were in a tailspin... But the perfect remedy for the Phillies, as has been the case in each of the last two Septembers, is a stumbling, fumbling New York Mets team in worse shape." The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets are in Worse Shape Than You Think

    As the Mets prepare for what looks like a rough seven game road trip -- starting tonight with the first of three games against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and ending with three against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the Fourth of July weekend -- it's time to face up to s ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Oh No, Another Mets-Yankees Series

    This three-game Citi Field series actually could be interesting rather than depressing. Despite the collapse of Johan Santana and the glove-hole of Luis Castillo in the last subway series, the Mets have gained three and a half games on the Phillies since then (though the faltering Phils have helped) ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2009

    PLAY BALL!

    The Mets prepare to clobber the Nationals

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    May 6, 2009

    Citi Field Bonds on Verge of Junk Status

    The Yankees may be having trouble filling seats in their ballpark (exacerbated, no doubt, by the shitty way they treat their fans), but at least the bonds on their new stadium aren't quite junk yet (though at BBB they're close). The municipal bonds on the Mets' Citi Field, on the other hand, may bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Mets, Yanks Fans Not Filling Up Their New Ballparks

    Apparently not even the prospect of starring in baseball's new umpire replay videos is enough to induce New Yorkers to shell out $300 for tickets to the new Yankee Stadium. After River Avenue Blues ran photos of entire empty sections during Friday's matinee, things got even worse yesterday, when ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009

    THE FANTASTIC FOUR

    The Washington Nationals take on the Mets’ fearsome foursome

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Mets Open "Tomb," Play Badly for Rich People

    The Mets opened their new stadium last night, with much the same enthusastic response as before from the sort of people who can afford to go there (including the guy who bought Bernie Madoff's tickets for $7,500). The verdict was not unanimous -- spoilsport Wallace Matthews of Newsday said, "when Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Sheffield to the Mets?

    On Tuesday the Tigers cut 40-year-old Gary Sheffield, and the Times went into valedictory mode, wondering if his 499 home runs would get the presumably finished slugger, best known for days of glory with the Yankees, into the Hall of Fame. Well, maybe he'll get 500 after all with the New York Mets. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will the Mets have the best bats in baseball this year?

    As usual, the New York Mets ignored my advice and didn't sign Manny Ramirez. They could have done it, you know. If the Dodgers talked him into a two-year deal, the Mets could have done it, too. I know a lot of you disagree with me, but my point is this: with Manny in the batting order, the Mets woul ... 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

    March 10, 2009

    Fans Fleeing High-Priced Mets Tickets, Too?

    Mets tickets for April and May went on "presale" today to the lucky few — that is, anyone on the Mets email list — allowing the great unwashed to get their first look at what it'll be like to get into the team's new, downsized home. Let's roll the dice and play Mets ticket roulette: & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Could the Feds Cash In on Citi's Mets Stadium Deal?

    Given that construction of the Mets' new stadium began under a cloud of controversy about its name, it's probably fitting that that's all anyone can talk about as its first Opening Day approaches. So far, we've had Congressmen and newspaper columnists demanding that the Treasury Department force Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    The stadium-naming deal? Make Citigroup and the New York Mets bail the public out for a change.

    In what's obviously a P.R. move, Citigroup says it's looking into pulling out of a $400 million marketing deal with the New York Mets. Here's the current situation: Citigroup is supposedly on the hook to pay $400 million to the Mets for the naming rights to the unwarranted new stadium. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Perez Re-Ups with Mets

    The Mets have been so busy signing relievers that they almost forgot to re-sign Oliver Perez. It's good news for Mets fans that today they reportedly locked the starter into a 3-year, potentially $36 million contract. In 2006 the Mets brought Perez on as a 2-10 washout from Pittsburgh, and he manne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Where's the Met Interest in Manny?

    Where are the stories in the local press urging the New York Mets to grab Manny Ramirez?  So far Filip Bondy in the Jan 24 Daily News is the only one to jump on the story in a big way. The head and subhead say it all:  "A Manny Deal Is A No-Brainer - Minaya and Wilpons Must Put their Think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    City Releases 116-Page Obfuscation of Stadium Deals

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) Amid today's hoopla over the Bloomberg administration's decision to give back its free luxury boxes at the Mets' and Yanks' new stadiums - about which it's probably best said that the city decided that partying it up in a suite while the great unwashed paid through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Mets Obtain Putz

    The Mets needed a good setup man to go with their closer, and seem to have found one in the amusingly named J.J. Putz, formerly of the Mariners, obtained in a complicated deal in which the Mets also got outfielder Jeremy Reed and another middle reliever, Sean Green, from the Mariners. The Mets sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Yanks, Mets Demanding Even More Cash Than Rod Blagojevich

    The blogosphere is hopping with news that the Yankees and Mets are looking to get additional tax-free bonds for their new stadiums. Read carefully, though, and you'll notice they aren't actually new: These are the same additional Yankees bonds that Assemblymember Richard Brodsky blew the whistle on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    K-Rod to Mets; Fans Sorta Happy

    The Mets had horrible trouble with relief pitching last year, so you'd expect fans would be happy to learn that erstwhile Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez, aka K-Rod, last season's (and all-time single-season) MLB saves leader, will sign with the Mets pending a physical. The reported price tag is ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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    September 17, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    August 17, 2008

    Mild Relief: Mets Deal for Ayala (1-8, 5.77 ERA)

    The New York Mets famously have trouble with their bullpen. When closer Billy Wagner is out, the problem approaches crisis. This was made painfully clear on July 22, when Mets ace Johan Santana saw a quality start thrown away by the remaining Mets relievers. (Maybe that's why Santana has pitched tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q. Why Is Mr. Met So Sad? A. They Fired Willie Randolph

    Here's a hint to the New York Mets: Maybe if you want to not make a big deal out of something, releasing the news at 3:15 am is not the wisest way to go. When the organization announced the firing of Willie Randolph (very early) Tuesday morning, it missed the deadlines for Tuesday's papers. Scorning ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008
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    March 25, 2008

    The Mets and Yankees Seek an Armed Revolution

    How Joba Chamberlain and Johan Santana will make us forget last year's miserable baseball legacy

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Play Ball! Baseball is Back in the City.

    While the Daily News reminds us that our country is mired in a bloody conflict, the Post reminds us that another much more fun (although as passionate and heated) battle begins this week: baseball season. This season is going to be heavy on the history here in New York, as both of our major league ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Yankee and Shea Stadium Sell-Off!

    See anything worth buying here? Today's front-page Post "exclusive" reports that the Yankees and Mets are in "secret talks" to buy the remnants of Yankee and Shea Stadiums so the teams can sell off the scrap to souvenir-hunting fans. In the story inside, memorabilia expert Mike Heffner raves about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Phillie Phanatic Shoots Mister Met

    Conan O'Brien sums up the futility of the entire Mets season in this 95-second clip. In this week's Voice, Allen Barra investigated the how and the why of the Mets meltdown: In retrospect, what happened this September was a bomb that waited all season long to drop. The Mets' team ERA was a respe ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    Son of a Pitch!

    Looking for answers about the pathetic Mets' collapse

  • News

    September 4, 2007

    A Darling of Jazz

    Who knew the Mets announcer could tell bebop from bunting?

  • News

    July 31, 2007

    Arms and the Men

    Two rightys may have the fate of the Mets and Yankees in their formidable hands

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Mets Fan Murdered Mom After Loss: Queens DA

    Doesn't this seem more like something a Yankee fan would do? Or a Red Sox fan? Mets fans always appeared more suicidal than homicidal. In any event, it's awfully tragic. Michael Anthony—no relation to the former bassist of Van Halen—stabbed his mother in the head and beat her to death with a ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2007

    Brickbats and Baseballs

    Hey, Mets fan, spare a few dimes?

  • News

    June 5, 2007

    Bandwagon, Anyone?

    It's time New York got more excited about the Mets

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Stealing Mickey's Mantle

    José Reyes could be the greatest—if he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him

  • News

    March 6, 2007

    Every Pitcher Tells a Story

    Reyes anointed, Schilling bloated, and the Keyser Soze of baseball: Notes from spring training

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    New Yorkers Get Zip From New Mets Park

    The Mets revealed the city's worst-kept secret today (hint: if you want to keep something from leaking out, try not to put it on a giant sign) with the announcement that when the team's new stadium opens in 2009, it will be known as CitiField. Under the terms of the naming-rights agreement, Citi ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

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