Found January 13, 2012 on Faith and Fear:
TEAMS: New York Mets
He could have been elected mayor at this moment. If you didn’t make it to the ticker-tape parade the City of New York threw for its World Champion New York Mets in 1969, then by all means click right here for a delicious two-minute, forty-one second bite of it, courtesy of NYC Media. It’s part of a series called City Classics that combs the municipal archives for what would have to be characterized as Neat Stuff. For this episode (which I found on Channel 22 of my cable system), the fun starts at 1:10 and goes through 3:51. After that it gets kind of depressing. They really knew how to name streets in those days. Highlights include generous scanning of the Met-crazed crowd, a few words from John Lindsay, who had been hitching his re-election wagon to the Mets for several months, and the only man from whom the City Hall crowd really wanted to hear, Gil Hodges, who would have been voted into office immediately for anything he liked had his name been on a ballot. Gil humbly introduces ...

Fred Wilpon Requests That You To Give His Team "A Try"

The forecast for this upcoming season is a dreary one for the New York Mets, but that hasn't stopped Mets' owner Fred Wilpon from providing his two cents to the Mets' fanbase. Yes, in his first really public comments since calling his own team snake bitten and criticizing the value of his now departed leadoff man, Mr. Wilpon had the following to say:"I think we...

Johan Santana Talks Rehab, Opening Day, Spring Training, 2012 Mets

Mets ace Johan Santana long-tossed today in Port St. Lucie. He just wrapped up a conference call a short while ago about his rehab, readiness, 2012 season. Mets Rehab Program: “I’m doing everything the way they have told me. There is a program we have to follow and the key is to start Spring Training without any problems.” About Opening Day: “I don’t want to guess anything...

Get to Know a Mets Minor League Player: Jeremy Hefner

Depending on the health of the Mets 2012 rotation, Jeremy Hefner could be a name you hear a lot of. Hefner, who will be 26, was claimed by the Mets this offseason, and his history of Major League squads tells an interesting story about the Mets: Drafted by the Mets, round 46, 2004 Drafted by the Mets, round 48, 2005 Drafted by the Padres, round 5, 2007 Claimed by the Pirates, November...

WSJ: Fred Wilpon on the state of the Mets

“I think we have to get the fans back at the stadium. … That’s a necessity. That’s the lifeblood. And to do that, we have to have a good team. We have to be careful that we don’t make some of the mistakes that we made in the past, having long-term contracts that didn’t work out. … I think we’re going to be better than you think. … We would hope that Mets fans enjoy...

If We Are Rebuilding, Why Is R.A. Dickey Still Here In A Sellers Market?

Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation: According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 188 innings, and Santana will go 14-7 with a 3.10 ERA...

VIDEO: Only You (And Your Pennies) Can Help Stop Mets Cruelty

The only thing sadder than watching the Mets’ failings of the past few years is watching those failings set to the music of Sarah McLachlan. The Canadian songstress’ haunting, melodic voice is almost enough to make me want to help these sadsack New York Mets by donating my hard earned money to their cause. Notice I said almost. I say instead of donating the money to the Mets...

MetsOnline Store: Retire The Catchers T-Shirt

New T-Shirt available at the MetsOnline Store! –Available for PRE-ORDER NOW!— Available in every size: SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, EXTRA LARGE, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. Limited amount available in BIG sizes. High quality, soft cotton shirt available at the low price of $20.99. —————————————- Mets fans have had the opportunity to watch two of the most exciting catchers...

Listen to this week’s Mostly Mets Podcast

In this week’s Mostly Mets Podcast, Ted Berg, Toby Hyde, and Patrick Flood talk with Eno Sarris about CRG Consultants, the firm engaged by the Mets to assist with their financial situation: Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

Mets Jambalinka: Kevin Mitchell, Aaron Heilman and Bud Selig

We like to try different things here at Mets360. Now some of these work out great, like Card of the Week, Mets Minors and Mets Notes did for us last year. Some don’t work out so well and we stop doing them and move on to other things. So, starting this week we’re going to try a links column. It’s always a tricky thing doing a links column, as you’re inviting your readers...

Rising Apple: What must go wrong in NL East for Mets to contend?

Video; One to watch Urbina

I noticed at Fansided Seedlings to Stars that Juan Urbina made their list of snubs from the top 100 list.  The young lefty seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately, while the numbers aren't there yet scouts seem to love his raw stuff.  Here's an excellent scouting report of him from Scouting the Sally and an interview from Mets minor league ball. The Mets are thin from...

Twinkies were fine, but the cards were better

I confess there was some sadness when I learned this week that Hostess was filing for bankruptcy.It's not a love for Twinkies, you understand. I haven't enjoyed one in years.But from 1975 to 1979, I'd rush to the Twinkies section of Dan's Supreme and Pathmark to turn over box after box, scanning the bottom for elusive Mets. There were cards issued in 1993, too, but...

Fred Wilpon intends to remain Mets' owner, report says

'We're meeting the challenges, and I think that we'll be fine,' Wilpon says

Reaching the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Despite nausea and lightheadedness, Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey and his party give hugs and high-fives above the clouds at the highest point in Africa.

Fernandomania Curtailed

It’s scary that as fans, any team’s fans, we get hooked on new players and young players and changes of direction and we’re sure we’re going to benefit — if it’s March — this year or — if it’s September — next year. Yet we just don’t know. It’s the ultimate blind trust. Theoretically, the future has never been more foreseeably agreeable for the Mets. If the...
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