Found September 27, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
TEAMS: New York Mets
It looks like the desperate pleas from Mets fans just wasn’t enough. In a day that will live in soup strainer infamy, New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez and current SNY analyst shaved his iconic mustache on Thursday in an event at Citi Field that featured pomp, circumstance and, uh, a dusting of mustache clippings [...]

Alderson Weighs In On Extending Dickey and Wright After The Season

Listening to Sandy Alderson last night on SNY gave me little hope the contract extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey will reached any time soon, but he did say there’s more a sense of urgency with the latter. “R.A.’s situation is a little bit different in the sense that there is more immediacy there,’’ Alderson said. “Here’s a guy that’s 37 years old and is...

David Wright Breaks All-Time Mets Record For Hits!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT! With an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, David Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool to become the new all-time hits leader for the New York Mets. After breaking Kranepool’s mark with hit number 1,419 of his career, he added to that in his next at-bat with another single to put him at 1,420. Wright is now...

Keith Hernandez shaves off iconic mustache for charity (Video)

New York Mets legend (and current broadcaster) Keith Hernandez shaved off his iconic mustache before Thursday's game at Citi Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Despite pleas of Mets fans not to shave the 'stache, Hernandez decided to go through with it. In honor of the historic occasion, Hernandez and the Schick razor company made a joint $10,000 donation to a Jacqueline...

Duda’s Blast Spoils Chipper’s Party In Mets 3-1 Win Over Braves

The New York Mets combined a solid start by Jon Niese with a clutch bomb by Lucas Duda to crash Chipper Jones’ farewell party and beat the Atlanta Braves by the score of 3-1 on Friday night. Jon Niese made his final start of the season and aside from a solo home run to Freddie Freeman, the young southpaw pitched a solid seven innings, allowing just one run on fours hits, three...

Mets Game Chatter – 9/27/12

I think everyone knows who’s pitching today for the Mets and the significance of the 1:10 PM start today! It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. If you’re having trouble getting in, try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the...

Wright takes over as Mets' franchise hits leader

It was about as ugly as a record-breaking hit can be. David Wright did not become the New York Mets' all-time hits leader with a booming home run or even a line-drive single. Instead, Wright finally passed Ed Kranepool with his 1,419th hit on a bleeder down the third-base line, which Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez could not glove in a 6-0 Mets victory. Wright later added a...


In a season that has had such highs, and since July, mostly lows, one constant has been Robert Allen Dickey. He has had such a long journey both on and off the baseball diamond to get to where the 37-year old knuckleballer stands today: The best pitcher in the game this year and of course, a 20-game winner. What a season Dickey has had: his back-to-back one-hitters, his 44 2/3 earned...

Pirates at Mets: Dickey Pitches Final Home Game Of Season In Search Of Win No. 20

Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 1:10 PM Citi Field • Flushing, NY RHP Kevin Correia (11-10, 4.11) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (19-6, 2.66) Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada –SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Scott Hairston – LF Mike Baxter – RF Josh Thole – C Andres Torres – CF R.A. Dickey – RHP Good Luck To R.A.! R.A. Dickey is 12-1 during the day...

Exploring the Arsenal – R.A. Dickey

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Travis Snider Robs Mike Baxter of Sure Home Run, Enters Competition for Best Catch of 2012 MLB Season

Ladies and gentlemen, Spiderman has entered the building. In Thursday's game between the Mets and Pirates, New York's Mike Baxter lauched a deep fly towards the wall in right at Citi Field for what looked to be a sure game-tying home run. Pittsburgh right fielder Travis Snider had other ideas. Snider scaled the wall, leaned over while maintaining his place atop the fence...


At 11:45 today. We will say Goodbye to the greatest facial hair that ever was grown in professional sports. I will be there with this sign to pay my respects. I hope to see you at the game as we watch RA Dickey go for his 20th win, say bye to Citi Field for the 2012 season and move on into the future with a cleanly shaved Keith Hernandez. Lets Go Mets!

Braves celebrate Chipper, but then Mets celebrate Duda's homer

ATLANTA -- Lucas Duda spoiled Chipper Jones' big night with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday at Turner Field. The Braves had honored Jones in a pregame ceremony, showering him with tributes and gifts, including dismantling and installing his clubhouse locker in his new house. Despite all the emotion running...

We're Number Four! (Suck it, Marlins)

"I think I had a tear planted in the corner of my eye pretty much the whole night." - Larry Jones Yeah well, that would explain your 0 for 4 on Friday.Maybe we missed the boat on Larry. He once said that he thrived on fans chanting his given name at Shea Stadium. Maybe the Mets should have given him paintings every game. Think about it, Shea was wild for Larry, he hit...

Historically Distracting

I'm usually distracted when I watch a Mets game ... for one reason or another. But never so distracted that I don't really have a handle of what's going on. Well it took until Game 154, but it finally came to the point where I was so distracted, disinterested in what was going on that at two different points on Tuesday evening I looked up, noticed there was a baseball...
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