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 >>
Safe, for nowWas K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... 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 >>
The Dwayne Carter documentary has arrived, to his dismay, or at least his lawyers'
It was one thing when Tony Bernazard went to Binghamton and challenged a number of minor-league Mets, including "pussy" Jose Coronado, to a fistfight. You have to expect that from a vice president for player development, right? Motivation is part of the job. But this bizarre incident -- and the ne ... More >>
The new Yankee Stadium will hold its first MLB regular season game today, with the Bombers facing Cleveland. The park opened at 10 a.m. (reporters are already filing about the "Taj Mahal of baseball parks") and opening ceremonies will commence around noon with the West Point Marching Band performing ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
And Tolstoy. . .
Chances are you're moving pretty slowly this morning if you sat through the marathon, 15-inning All-Star Game last night. Just in case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, it was the Last All-Star Game Ever at Yankee Stadium. If you didn't catch that bit of trivia, you really were ... More >>
On a day like today it's good to live in a two-tabloid and two-baseball-team town. The Daily News scores a major coup today with an exclusive from ousted Mets manager Willie Randolph on just how the bizarre firing went down. You'd expect it to be a total hatchet job, but it's pretty evenly keeled. R ... More >>
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 >>
Who knew golf could be that exciting? For me, it always brings back memories of being trapped at my grandparents' house for the weekend while they watched "The Golf" (it was always required the article of "the") on the one TV while I would entertain myself by eating some sort of cheese-powder covere ... More >>
After firing Willie Randolph in the middle of the night following a win and West Coast plane ride, Mets GM Omar Minaya had to explain the timing of the dismissal as much as the reasoning behind it. “I could not do this on Sunday, because the reality is that I made the decision on Monday,” Minay ... More >>
Today, the tabloids devote the majority of page-one real estate to baseball. The Willie Randolph saga has finally migrated from the front of the sports section to the front page. The Mets lost to the Florida Marlins 7-3 yesterday, but the manager won the right to keep his job (for now, at least). T ... More >>
It's the Friday before a big holiday weekend. You're slogging through the workday, and you just want to get things done. You're going to put things through with the minimum amount of effort. That's what I think is happening with today's front pages of the tabloids. Both concentrate on one story (OK, ... More >>
How Joba Chamberlain and Johan Santana will make us forget last year's miserable baseball legacy
We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.
Cyclones put Markowitz on a bobblehead doll. Now he'll pop up even more.
Hey, Mets fan, spare a few dimes?
José Reyes could be the greatestif he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him
Reyes anointed, Schilling bloated, and the Keyser Soze of baseball: Notes from spring training
Why do the Mets keep torturing us?
Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us
Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes
Chuck Knoblauch's Bronx Backslide