Forgive me if the answer to this question is completely obvious to you and makes me appear to be obtuse and uninformed for even asking this… But why do so many people hate the Mets? It doesn’t appear to be just rival teams’ fans who feel this way and I’m curious as to why this […]

Right around this time last year, the New York Mets were in first place in the NL East. They were struggling, to be sure, but they were still in first with a “healthy lead”. And then began selling this – a 2007 NY Mets NL East Championship T-Shirt. Now I don’t believe in jinxes […]

Let me start this post by saying that, at this juncture, with less than a month left in the regular season, I tend to throw all predictive stats out the window. With so little time left, very close divisional races such as the ones we still have in the AL Central, NL East, and NL […]

Atlanta Braves – Healthy Mike Hampton, Healthy Mike Gonzalez, RH hitter off the bench, Hope that Andruw Jones’ defensive value was highly overstated With their recent acquisition of Mr. Jamie Kotsay to patrol centerfield, the Atlanta starting lineup appears to be set. We can quibble with the top of the order a bit, as we’re […]

I’m not sure who’s responsible for this. I don’t know if it was a Mets employee or someone from MLB. But if the Mets fail to hold onto their 2.5 game lead over Philadelphia, I think this becomes the proof that may actually convince me of the existence of a god, and that he/she/it has […]

So it’s the day after the all-star game, and you know what that means. Every baseball columnist at every daily newspaper in the country is writing his or her “state of the team” column. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying in the NL East, where the Mets lead the Braves by two games […]

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December 5, 2011

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