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TEAMS: New York Mets

On a day that Major League Baseball does nearly universally right, New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez raised eyebrows with an ill-timed at best, and insulting at worst comment with regard to a broken bat.  During the bottom of the first inning at Citi Field in Flushing, Hernandez referenced a broken bat from David Murphy as a “dead soldier”.  Really? On Memorial Day?  Watch (courtesy of I honestly think it was a brain cramp by the former NL MVP, batting champ, and 5-time All Star.  It’s a common phrase, used all the time.  But way out of place on Memorial Day, and all those who lost loved ones in wars of today and the past are due an apology. - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Keith Hernandez makes completely inappropriate comment for Memorial Day appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.


4 Potential Draft Targets for the Mets

With the MLB Draft only 8 days away, it’s that time of year to start looking at potential draft targets for the New York Mets. I find the Rule 4 MLB Draft one of the most interesting drafts to preview because of the fact that it involves both High School and College aged players together. Like most other sports, scout’s perspectives on prospects are always changing. As a result...

Mets Drop Ike Davis To Eighth In Order; Honor Mariano Rivera

Assuming the Mets play tonight, Ike Davis will bat in the eighth slot. Terry Collins didn’t give a good explanation for the drop in the order, simply saying he wanted to get Marlon Byrd in the game and separate his lefty hitters. Of course, he could do that without dropping Davis. However, the only thing lower than batting eighth is Triple-A Las Vegas, but the Mets don’t want...

Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in...

Braves vs Mets: Marcum Still Looking For First Win, Davis Batting Seventh

Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy – 2B Rick Ankiel – CF David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Ruben Tejada – SS Shaun Marcum – RHP Game Notes The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time...

New York Mets Want to Make the Yankees Pay--Literally

If there is one thing that rivals often want to make their hated counter-part do it is make them pay. It doesn't matter if they won last time you played or if you did. They are your rival, and just because they are who you think they are (right Dennis Green?) they must pay. During the three game series with the Yankees (May 28-30) that is just what the Mets are planning on...

#MetsTwitterRecap: #Comeback

[View the story "#MetsTwitterRecap: #Comeback Edition" on Storify] The post #MetsTwitterRecap: #Comeback appeared first on The Daily Stache.

The @MongSlayer Manifesto

Editors Note: An e-mail was received by The Daily Stache this morning at just before 3 AM with us being asked to post this and we agreed. I have been calling out different beat writers for their stupidity this season and now someone wants to go even farther. He calls himself the “Mong Slayer” and this is his Manifesto. daily stache, you are reading this because i’ve seen the...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Don’t Mess With Captain America Edition

Monday #Mets vs #Yankees:Tejada-6Murphy-4Wright-5Duda-7Buck-2Ankiel-8Davis-3Baxter-9Niese-1 — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 27, 2013 #Yankees lineup vs Mets: Gardner CF, Nix SS, Cano 2B, Wells LF, Adams 3B, Ichiro RF, Overbay 1B, Stewart C, Hughes P #SubwaySeries — New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2013 1 down 26 to go — Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 27, 2013...

Game Chatter: Jonathon Niese vs. Phil Hughes (5/27/13)

The first of four games versus the Yankees this season, with all four games played consecutively.  Game time is 7:10 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter – Jonathon Niese vs. Vance Worley…Game Chatter: Jonathon Niese vs. Francisco Liriano (5/11/13)Game Chatter: Jonathon Niese vs. Cole Hamels (4/28/13...

Featured Post: Examining The Upcoming Free Agent Market For Mets

Shin-Soo Choo: Could he be a target for the Mets this winter? In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market: For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this fall. I think the Mets will...

Um, guh? Keith Hernandez calls broken bat a ‘dead soldier’ on Memorial Day (video)

Like many jocks before him, Keith Hernandez has managed to parlay a successful career in professional sports into an equally successful broadcasting career, currently serving as an analyst during broadcasts of New York Mets games on SNY and WPIX. But for all his successes, Hernandez made a derp for the ages during the broadcast of [...]The post Um, guh? Keith Hernandez calls broken...

Subway Series: Yankees vs. Mets

The 17th annual Subway Series (first was in 1997) starts tonight at Citi-Field, and other than sharing a city these two New York teams are heading in very different 2013 Subway Series. directions. As this sorrowful story line has not changed since 2009; the Yankees keep on winning, while the Mets cannot stop losing. The Bronx Bombers are sitting atop the AL East with a 30-19...

Mets-Yankees Preview

If the New York Mets are to continue their current win streak, they must find a way to end their recent struggles at Yankee Stadium. The Mets can record a season-high fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night by snapping a five-game road skid to the Yankees, who have dropped three in a row for the first time this season. Though the first two months of the season have been rough...
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