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2012 TOPPS ARCHIVES JOHAN SANTANA Seeing the square-shouldered Johan Santana on this 1971 Topps card explains everything. I realize now that the whole Madoff affair was just a smokescreen. The Wilpons have actually been flush with cash all along, but they were diverting funds in the service of a special project. The project? Send the rehabilitating Santana back in time to break the no-hitter curse that befell the Mets on December 10, 1971, when they traded Nolan Ryan to the Angels for Jim Fregosi. I’m not quite sure how Santana did it, since history shows that the trade still went through. But sweet Marty McFly, somehow the magnificent bastard pulled it off. And he got his mug plastered on a 1971 black beauty, to boot… OK, not so much. What we have here is a card from the 2012 Topps Archives offering. This set includes current players on an array of different designs from Topps’ past: 1954, 1971, 1980, and 1984. Unlike the annual Topps Heritage set, the Archives line does not obses...

The Day After Dickey's Dominance, Mets Go For Sweep Of Rays

This afternoon the Mets will try and sweep the Tampa Bay Rays when they send Johan Santana to the mound to face Jeremy Hellickson. Santana will look to rebound from a poor outing last Friday in the Bronx, and build upon his no-no Mojo. If the Mets win today, they will finish this difficult road trip at 4-5 after visiting Washington, NY, and Tampa Bay. The Mets got off to a 1-5 start, so if they

Sudden Wave of No-Hitters Could Result in Achievement Losing Some of Its Luster

Over the last 12 days, there have been three no-hitters in Major League Baseball. Johan Santana started the trend on June 1, blanking the Cardinals to achieve the first no-hitter in Mets' history. Exactly one week later, six Mariners pitchers combined to toss to silence the Dodgers' bats to replicate Santana's feat. Then, on Wednesday night, San Francisco's Matt Cain...

Overcoming Fishy Ninth, Mets Complete Sweep Of Rays 9-6

Recap: Finishing up the nine-game road trip and being the last time the Amazin’s will have to use the designated hitter (until of course the world series ), the Mets hit early and often despite a bad start by Johan Santana and an iffy ninth to complete the sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 9-6. Johan Santana was on the hill to get the sweep for New York, going toe-to-toe...

What’s on my mind: A little bit of draft, Santana’s no-hitter and gaming

Last week, the MLB held another edition of the June Amateur Draft, and the most relevant story was that Mark Appel didn't get drafted until the 7th pick when most people thought he was going to be the first pick overall. The first pick instead was shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico. Now, the Pirates and Appel, who is being advised by Scott Boras face a complicated situation...

Hellickson looking for run support against Mets

New York Mets manager Terry Collins took fault with Johan Santana's most recent outing. Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays only has himself to blame for his latest performance. Coming off another pitching milestone, the Mets hope Santana can rebound from one of his worst starts of the season when he opposes Hellickson, who goes for his first victory in a month in Thursday...

No-Hit Oddities: Featuring Cards, Dodgers & A's

Did you know...Prior to Johan Santana's no-hitter against the Cardinals on June 1, the last time a defending World Series champion was victimized by a no-hitter:  June 11, 1990 - Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan no-hit the Oakland A's at the Coliseum; final score:  5-0.  Ryan walked two and struck out 14, improving his record to 5-3.  The A's went...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (34-29) @ Tampa Bay Rays (35-27)

This afternoon at the “Trop”, the Mets go for the 3 game sweep of the Rays.  RA Dickey threw another absolute gem last night in the Mets 9-1 victory.  RA tossed his second career 1-hitter and in the process set the Mets team record with 32 2/3 scoreless innings pitched.  I’m not going to get into the David Wright misplay in the 1st inning that could have been ruled an error...

There are still plenty of games left in the season

This weekend was brutal. There’s no way around that. It looks like Terry Collins made the wrong move pitching Johan Santana on two days of extra rest. But, I can’t really criticize the move that much because at the time I truly believed that Collins made the right move. I was wrong. He was wrong. So Friday night, the Mets pitching was terrible and their hitting was awful too...

The 140 Club: Curated Twitter News Service Debuts

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 –, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, today announced the debut of The 140 Club (, a curated news service for fans to see what the world is saying about baseball and what baseball is saying about the world via the popular social networking service. This first edition of The 140 Club delivers more than a feed of...

Mets Bats As Strong As Ever, Hold Off Rays 9-6

Once again, boom goes the dynamite. The Mets offensive barrage against the Tampa Bay Rays leaked into the final game of the series, helping the team secure an interleague sweep in a 9-6 victory. The offense continued to be timely. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Jason Bay kicked off the game with a pair of solo shots. The jumpstart helped the Mets stay in the game despite the continued struggles...
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