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Everyone in Metsland seems upset that David Wright was the victim of voter fraud in San Francisco and that R.A. Dickey was the victim of Tony LaRussa arrogance/stupidity. Me, I do not care too much about either of those things. Rather what has me upset is the opening line of a column published by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman Monday night. Here’s what Heyman wrote:
”Some Mets officials may suspect their team may have overachieved to go 46-40 in the first half.
Ugly sentence aside, if some Mets officials think that, I want to know who they are. I want to know who is on the payroll, seemingly watched a bunch of games and thinks this team is not as good as its record. And once I know who they are, I want to start a petition to have them fired.
The Mets are a flawed team with some excellent parts. The flaws are their weakness against LHP and the bullpen. The excellent parts are the starting rotation and a lineup that punishes RHP. Since there are more RHP than LHP and starters pitch mo...
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Wright showed his power again this week adding two home runs to his spectacular first half putting him at 11 home runs, 59...
On Christmas day, 2009, the Mets signed an obscure knuckleballer named R.A. Dickey. The cynical Mets’ fans whispered to each other that the Wilpon family, owners of the franchise, were broke, as a result of the Bernie Madoff scandal, and all they could afford to sign was a mediocre 35 year old career nomad, who had been tried and discarded by four major league franchises. His major...
The All-Star Game doesn’t always live up to the hype that comes with a contest between baseball’s best players, but tonight’s event was particularly one-sided, with the senior circuit jumping on top early and rolling to a 8-0 victory.
American League starter Justin Verlander appeared locked in at the start when he struck out Carlos Gonzalez with a nasty breaking ball, but things...
Tony La Russa, who will manage the National League in the 2012 All-Star game, has elected to go with Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants over New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey as his starter tomorrow. To me, this confirms that the city of San Francisco has somehow struck a deal with the devil and in the fine print was a clause that handed the franchise rights to this year’s...
Carlos Ruiz was selected to be the one to handle the catching duties for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey during the 2012 All-Star game. But to do so, Dickey brought along his own catchers' mitt for Ruiz to catch (pitctured above).
Knuckleballs are highly unpredicable. So much so that Tony LaRussa did not think that Buster Posey of the Giants could handle it. But Chooch could...
Happy All-Star Game, Mets Fans!
Tonight, Major League Baseball’s biggest stars and a bunch of guys from the San Francisco Giants gather in Kansas City for the 83rd MLB All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for some time around 8:15 p.m. and the game can be seen on your local FOX affiliate. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly, @DevOnSports...
New York Mets fans were waiting patiently to find out if their ace, RA Dickey would be starting the All Star Game tomorrow night. Instead, Tony LaRussa, the National League Manager, gave them a swift kick in the junk. According to WFAN, Tony LaRussa will name Giants pitcher Matt Cain as the National League starting pitcher. Cain did throw a perfect game earlier this season...
Mets All Star Knuckleballer appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, and suffice to say, he was a complete success.
Some interesting points RA Dickey brought up was that a lot of the knuckle ball is about reputation. There isn't much respect until you can show that you can throw the knuckler for a strike.
Dickey also said he throws the knuckle ball approximately...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Yu Darvish came to America this year with an array of different pitches.
The Japanese ace has already won 10 games for the Texas Rangers with his repertoire of fastballs and breaking pitches.
R.A. Dickey mastered the knuckleball and this season became an All-Star for the first time at age 37.
These days, there...
NY Mets ace RA Dickey appeared on David Letterman last night, giving the host a knuckleball lesson. It pops, doesn't squirt, btw.
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Here's what bothers me about R.A. Dickey not starting the All-Star game (other than the fact that he deserved it): This isn't about Matt Cain not deserving the start on his own merits, though Dickey bested Cain in every single category except walks (24-26 for Cain).This is about Tony La Russa, once again, acting like he's smarter than the rest of the world by finding...
Who is the better catcher, Buster Posey or Carlos Ruiz? While the voters may have said Posey, National League manager Tony La Russa thinks that Ruiz is best suited to handle the most difficult catching challege of the day: New York Mets pitcher and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Today, Tony La Russa said he will have Chooch warm up with Dickey and they can then enter the game together...
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
The National League's Cy Young race is dominated by one pitcher, with a host of others filling out the rest...