Found November 02, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
According to ESPN New York, R.A. Dickey plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity this January. The 37-year old knuckleballer plans to make the trek despite the uneasy reaction from the Mets, who would have grounds to void his contract should he get injured on the 19,000 mile journey to Uhuru Peak. “Yeah. I’m a grown man, and I can do what I want to do,” Dickey said in an interview with New York Magazine. “But at the same time, let’s say I slip, fall, break my leg, and can’t pitch for two months. Legally, they have the authority to void my contract. “They’re not saying that they would exercise that right, but they wanted me to be informed. Although, on paper, the climb seems like a fantastic thing to get behind, it’s been tough. They view it as a dangerous thing. Of course, it’s a risk I’m willing to take. I know what I’m doing well enough to know it’s nothing more than a glorified hike. There are no technical climbing skills involved — it’s not like Everest or K-2 or Fuji. So I

RA Dickey to be Inducted into Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Vol standout and current New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will become the 18th person inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame at the 2012 Leadoff Banquet on Wed., Jan. 18 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

It's November 3rd - Let The Jose Reyes Frenzy Commence

It is after 12:01 AM on November 3rd, and the Jose Reyes frenzy is in full force. Having just logged onto the World Wide Web, we are already being inundated with Reyes Rumors. Jose has been a free agent for less than 9 hours, and the "experts", and I use that term very loosely, are predicting that the Brewers and Nationals are the front runners to sign Mets/former Mets...

Mets unwillingly to offer six or more years to Reyes

In a report for the Daily News, Andy Martino says, “Sources familiar with the team’s thinking have maintained that the Mets are unwilling to offer six or seven years (to Jose Reyes), and might be uncomfortable with five.” In regards to the team’s parameters for re-signing Reyes, Martino quotes Sandy Alderson as saying, “We have a sense of where we would be comfortable or...

NY Mets, fan settle suit over man who fell on her

The New York Mets have settled with a woman whose back was broken when another fan tumbled onto her in the stands in the former Shea Stadium, court records show. Ellen Massey's case against the Mets, a beer concessionaire and the plummeting spectator was settled last month, according to court records. Court files don't detail the terms. Massey lawyer Joshua D. Kelner and...

Citi Field new Dimensions Will anybody benefit?

The Mets announced some news yesterday. Of course it wasn’t about Jose.    Some think the only announcement the Mets will make about Jose down the line is thanking him for the great times he showed us as he signs another deal with a new team this off  season.   Hope not.  We can only hope this isn’t the big news of the off season. Say goodbye to the great wall in flushing...

Quick Q&A: Dickey will be “elated” if the Mets re-sign Jose Reyes

Me too R.A…. If the Mets re-sign him I think every Met fan in the entire world will let out a huge sigh of relief. I just hope this situation doesn’t drag out past December or January. It’s just too long to wait! For those of you wondering, elated means “In high spirits; exultant or proud” ( Tweet

Chad MacDonald could leave for Anaheim or San Diego

In a post to Twitter, Keith Law of ESPN says he “keeps hearing” that Chad MacDonald, the Mets scouting director, could choose to leave the Mets for either the Angels or Padres. The Mets hired MacDonald to replace Rudy Terrasas last December, and was an instrumental piece in the 2011 June Amateur Draft along with Paul DePodesta. He had previously served as the director of international...

Sizing Up Sizemore For Mets Center Field Job

The Mets have made a string of bad signings when it comes to aging, injured, unproductive  or otherwise scarred players. Moises Alou, Julio Franco, Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo and Guillermo Mota. We could spend all day adding to the list. It isn’t a great free-agent market, but there’s a name on the list worth rolling the dice with despite his recent injury history. The Cleveland...

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Mets, fan settle suit over man who fell on her

The New York Mets have settled with a woman whose back was broken when another fan tumbled onto her in the stands in the former Shea Stadium, court records show.

Second Madoff suit vs. Mets nears settlement

A second lawsuit brought against New York Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon and family related to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is nearing a settlement, the parties acknowledged in a letter to District Court Judge Paul A. Crotty.

McHugh discusses AFL experience

Collin McHugh is a 24 y/o right handed pitcher who was selected in the 18th round of the 2008 draft. This past season McHugh posted a 2.89 ERA in 16 starts with an 8-2 record for the B-Mets. He went on to the AFL where he has struggled with an 8.79 ERA in six starts.  McHugh is blogging about his AFL experience and here is part of want he had to say yesterday in his last post.....

Too Funny To Ignore…

Forgive me, oh mighty one…. I nearly slipped on a proverbial banana peel when I got a look at this headline… Come on man… Really? Yesterday we had Andy Martino break the news that a Mets source confirmed the team will not offer Reyes a 6-7 year deal, now this…. I need to create a new category called “Non-News”. Come on David, you’re better than this!

The Happiest Recap: 162-163

Welcome to the final installment of The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season that concludes here with the “best” 162nd game in any Mets season and the “best” 163rd game in any Mets season, thus completing a schedule worthy...

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