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Don’t Touch the Bats!

Apologies, dear B&E readers, for such a long absence. I’ve been working on this rather time-consuming writing project, and then I spent a few days out of town. I can’t promise that the near future will be any better than the past few weeks since the writing project continues. And yes, there’s been Glenn Beck [...]

Remember the Mets?

The first half of the Mets season was actually pretty decent. And now that they have their entire team back after the All-Star break, they should be even better, right? Of course not. They’ve lost six of their last seven. I think maybe I know what the problem is. In today’s New York Times, there [...]

George Died. Oh, and 9/11.

Yeah, so I’m a Mets fan. Still, I rather liked George Steinbrenner. He and the Yankees deserved each other, and I mean both the positive and negative implications. I’m glad he didn’t own the Mets. Steinbrenner was like your favorite drunk uncle that you’re really glad isn’t your dad. So RIP, George Steinbrenner. The Yankees [...]

Hey, Nice Transport

Hey, now. This is a perfectly acceptable thing that the Mets have done. No, not the winning streaks at home followed immediately by losing streaks on the road. I’m talking about the boat ride to New Shea! It leaves from Pier 11 (Wall Street) before every Mets game about an hour and a half before [...]

The Mets Lost, But Still…

B&E; readers will be relieved to hear that I made it out to my first game of the Mets season this past weekend. I know you’ve all been waiting for this report. The Mets had pretty much lost the game by the end of the first inning, so it was really not about the game. [...]

That’s Two Down…

Carlos Beltran is already missing the beginning of the Mets season, having had surgery on his knee a short while ago. Now it appears that Jose Reyes will also miss the beginning of the season. I’ve been keeping an eye on the Mets during spring training, as any B&E; reader would probably expect, and there’s [...]

Lady? Check. Baseball? Check. Knuckler?! Check!

What’s not to like about this little tidbit, B&E; readers? First of all, it’s about a woman. I like women. Secondly, it’s about baseball. Gosh, I do like baseball. Thirdly, it’s about a knuckleball pitcher. I do love a good knuckleball. When you roll those things into one, you get Eri Yoshida, an 18-year-old knuckleballer [...]

The Hope of a New Season

The thing that’s just terrific about baseball is that hope springs eternal. So your team failed (as usual) this year. It doesn’t matter. February rolls around, you hear the magical words, “pitchers & catchers,” and your team has the potential to be the best in the league, just like every other team. Oh, unless you’re [...]

Boy, That’s Some Start to the Off-Season

Nothing breeds failure like failure. Ah, Mets. Thou art so lame and useless. Do the Mets get a pass for the 2009 season? Perhaps. After all, injuries plagued the poor bastards, and they never really stood a chance with so many theoretical all-stars out of the lineup. Still, one can’t deny the ethos of losing [...]

That’ll Show ‘Em

Remember the New York Metropolitans? They’re a minor league team that plays in Flushing Meadows, Queens. At least that’s how it seemed this past season, as they staggered to a 92-loss season. Well done, Highest Payroll in the National League. So what’s the front office’s biggest move during this off-season so far? A new jersey! [...]