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Sometime this season, Mets fans can hope that a sign which reads “Oppo Taco” appears during a home game. That is Travis d’Arnaud’s personal phrase. In the 80s, we witnessed the “Ks” go up in the K Corner as Dwight Gooden struck out the competition.
Prior to any of this was Karl Ehrhardt, aka: the “Mets Sign Guy”. He first emerged during the 1964 season and became an icon at Shea Stadium up until the 1981 season. He’d sit in the same seat along the third base line and he’d wear the same hat. In 2006, Ehrhardt estimated he had 1,200 signs. Before he went to a game, he’d go through them and choose about 60 to take with him.
After the Mets won the 1969 season, his sign said it all: “There Are No Words”. He was right. He rode with the ‘69 Mets in their victory parade and held up a sign which read, “They Said it Couldn’t Be Done”.
The fact is, he was always right. His signs said what the Met fans felt. After the Mets traded Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman, his sign
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Mets LHP Pedro Feliciano will be shut down for at least two weeks from baseball activity while he wears a heart monitor to investigate what has been labeled a potentially serious heart condition, general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday morning.
Alderson said it's still unclear whether Feliciano has a "hole" in his heart. The GM added that doctors are still seeking...
Mets lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano is being shut down due to heart-related issues, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Adam Rubin of ESPN says that there is a “small hole” near the outside of Feliciano’s heart, but it does not appear to be life threatening.
The southpaw does not believe the issue to be serious, but as a precaution he will be fitted for a heart monitor....
Updated by HoJo on 2/24
Pedro Feliciano will be shut down for at least two weeks from baseball activity while he wears a heart monitor while the team doctors continue to monitor could be a potentially serious heart condition,
It’s not exactly clear if Feliciano has a hole in his heart or even if that’s the cause of his irregular heartbeat. The next two weeks will help doctors...
It looks like Lenny Dykstra is going for that old Brian Wilson look while he is behind bars. A mugshot of the gray-bearded Dykstra, once known as "Nails" for his all-out playing style, was obtained by TMZ and shows the former New York Mets centerfielder sporting a ZZ Top starter face. It bears little resemblance to the "Dude" of old. Dykstra, who was a key...
Mets News and Notes:
Jenrry Mejia is due to land Friday morning and be at camp by midday now that his visa issue is resolved. Dan Warthen and Wally Backman both project Mejia as a future reliever, but the right-hander will be a starting pitcher again this year …
The Mets announced their full 2013 promotional schedule, which includes five bobblehead giveaways: Ron Darling (April...
The Mets and Washington Nationals have posted their lineups for Saturday's 12:10 p.m.
Grapefruit League opener:
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Ruben Tejada, ss
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Lucas Duda, lf
John Buck, c
Justin Turner, 2b
Jordany Valdespin, dh
Shaun Marcum, rhp
Also pitching: Zack Wheeler, Cory Mazzoni, Jeurys Familia, Darin Gorski
The New York Mets have elected to push back Johan Santana’s
first start of spring training as a precautionary measure, according to Marc
Carig of Newsday.
Carig notes that New York is holding Santana back to allow
him to continue to build up his arm strength, not because they are concerned
with an injury. Carig says there is no structural damage that is cause for
Next up in our projection series is Lucas Duda. When it comes to the Mets’ offense, Duda is the wild card. The team figures to get something from David Wright and something from Ike Davis, perhaps a combined 50 HR and 170 RBIs. But will Duda make it a trio of productive hitters for the club or will it be more forgettable performance like he delivered in 2012? It wouldn’t...
The Mets start Spring Training starts today with an Intrasquad followed by the Nationals on Saturday, Michigan on Sunday, Astros on Sunday and the Nationals again on Monday. The following pitchers are slated to go:
Intrasquad: Gonzalez German, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Rice, Collin McHugh, Elvin Ramirez, Greg Burke, Robert Carson, Brandon Lyon, Pedro Feliciano
Nationals: Shawn Marcum...
The New York Mets had been connected to former closer
Francisco Rodriguez earlier this winter. However, it remains “unlikely” that
the Mets sign Francisco, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Asked source if #Mets might again consider K-Rod, who remains free agent, and it was portrayed as unlikely--same as Jose Valverde previously
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN...
I was going to start this post with “here’s a trivia question for you” but then I remembered Art Rust Jr., the long-time sports talk host on WABC-AM who got annoyed whenever someone would start off a call with that phrase. Rust would respond “it’s history, not trivia”. So, this is my question on an important piece of Mets’ history :
What pitcher won the most games for...
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When the Mets acquired Zack Wheeler for free-agent-to-be Carlos Beltran in July of 2011, GM Sandy Alderson was praised by the masses in New York. At the time, Wheeler was considered San Francisco’s top pitching prospect. Now the Mets’ top pitching prospect, he has spent the past two seasons cruising through the minor leagues, and should make his Citi...
The question is always posed at the start of the exhibition schedule: How important is it to win during spring training?
For most teams it isn’t and history is full of examples of spring training winners who were flops during the regular season. The reverse also holds true.
But, what about the Mets, who open up today against the Washington Nationals? What are we to make if Zack...
Baseball! Baseballbaseballbaseball! Its back! Today brings us the first televised major league (sort of) baseball game of 2013 and I’m breaking out the critically-acclaimed live running diary to bring it to you Off The Bench style.
Today’s action features the Nationals and the Mets in a matchup of Grapefruit League titians. I just woke up from my post-8am baseball practice...
When events in our lives fall on certain dates, some might say it's fitting. For me, it is somehow fitting that the first competitive game of the 2013 season, the season of the missing outfield, fell on the day where the former outfielder making more money than all of them this season turns 50 years old. Michael Jordan got seven days of celebration from ESPN in advance of his...