Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what sense can be made of it. First off, this is the third time the Yankees have lost a postseason series ... More >>
Late Saturday afternoon Mets fans got a surprise when Terry Collins brought in R.A. Dickey to pitch the 9th inning. Dickey gave up a home run to Juan Uribe, a .181 hitter. It was irrelevant since the Mets were trailing 6-5 and did not score in their half of the 9th.Nonetheless, it was an interesting ... 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 >>
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 >>
Sabathia: Weighty issue.Everything about C.C. Sabathia is big, so I guess it's natural that his flaws are also big. After Saturday's disastrous outing with a 10-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway, Yankees fans must be worrying that C.C.'s big flaw could be fatal. You may have thought that Sunda ... More >>
When Ron Darling made his first start for the New York Mets on September 6, 1983 (a well-pitched 2-0 loss to the Phillies), he became the first Yale University alum in 23 years to reach the major leagues. His 13-year tenure also included stints in Montreal and Oakland, a Gold Glove Award in 1 ... More >>
The Mets can't get a break -- well, ever, but today has been especially rough for them. First we heard about their fresh implication in the Madoff scandal. Now, joining, the list of ex-Mets in trouble (Lenny Dykstra, bankrupt; Jerry Koosman, tax evasion; Ron Darling, tax scofflaw): former Me ... More >>
What a lousy year for the Mets -- and the ex-Mets. First came the protracted woes of former car-wash king and '86 World Series hero Lenny Dykstra, who went bankrupt and had to sell his Series ring. Then Jerry Koosman, '69 hero, went away for tax evasion. Now Ron Darling is revealed to owe $54 ... More >>
Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh. The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>
Ron Darling just made a Dag Hammarskjold reference while providing color commentary in tonight's Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins one-game playoff being broadcast on TBS. This should automatically and immediately put Darling into some kind of broadcaster hall of fame or Ivy League annex of bus ... More >>
Mets fans, the smart ones anyway, are alarmed about the swift turnaround in Johan Santana's performance. As recently as May 27 he was 7-2 with an ERA of 1.77. Since then, he's 2-5. His ERA over his last 10 starts is over 5 runs per 9 innings, just about the worst 10-game stretch of his career -- ... More >>
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 >>
Who knew the Mets announcer could tell bebop from bunting?
Two rightys may have the fate of the Mets and Yankees in their formidable hands
José Reyes could be the greatestif he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him
Why do the Mets keep torturing us?
But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?