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Numbers Could Favor Piazza Next Year

Timing plays an important factor when it comes to being voted into the Hall of Fame. It was that way for Gary Carter and figures to be that way for Mike Piazza. Piazza fell short this time, garnering 69.9 percent of the votes. It is possible he could pick up the six percentage points needed to reach 75 percent next year in what could be a thin class with Ken Griffey Jr., and Trevor...
Via New York Mets Report
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

25 Years Ago: The Co-Captains’ Final Game At Shea Becomes The Undercard

This was the scene at Shea after the final game played there in 1986. Three years later, the scene was just a tad different. On Thursday, the captain of the New York Yankees played his final game in front of his home fans.  He ended the game in memorable fashion, by delivering a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Twenty-five years ago today, the New York Mets were...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 9, 1981

Major league baseball returns in a big way from its in-season strike as 72,086 fans attend the belated All-Star Game in Cleveland. Vida Blue becomes the first pitcher to win an All-Star game for both leagues. Game MVP Gary Carter of the Expos hits a pair of solo home runs and Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt adds a 2-run shot in the 8th off Rollie Fingers to give the National...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tilting at Windmills: The continued double-standard that is the Baseball Hall of Fame

I have long held an unpopular opinion. I believe if you have Hall of Fame talent, you belong in a Hall of Fame. I, myself, believe this shows up earlier rather than later. I didn’t think that Jim Rice, Duke Snider, or Gary Carter should have waited over 5 years (and in the case of […]
Via The Majors National
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

After Gary Carter got a hit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in Game Six, he turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” Moments later, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell, void of his cup, got a base hit. He turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and also said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” When you look...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Carter Will Be Honored Before Mets And Blue Jays Series

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News wrote on Thursday that Gary Carter will be remembered and honored before tonight’s game when the Mets play against the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Carter To Be Honored During Friday’s Mets Game In Montreal

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News writes that Gary Carter will be remembered and honored before Friday’s game when the Mets travel to Montreal to play the Toronto Blue Jays. Carter’s wife Sandy and daughter Kimmy will be on hand to represent the late catcher, who died in 2012 of brain cancer. Baseball will return to Olympic Stadium for the first time since 2004. Carter’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

All Presidents Team

In honor of our presidents, here is a repost of the all presidential All Star team:Since it is President's Day here in the United States, a holiday that means that the government and the banks are closed, but most everyone else is still working, it might be fun to come up with an all President All Star Team. Come up with your own if you can think of those that were missed.DH - Joe...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Shorts: Kiner’s Korner, Casey at the Bat, Speed Swag

Adam Rubin spoke to a Mets official who definitely left the impression the team will do something special to honor Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who contributed to Mets telecasts all the way until his death at age 91 last week. The source didn’t reveal any details as to if the Mets would wear a uniform patch as they did to remember Gary Carter. But the sentiment among fans is to...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – Catchers

Last month, I began the construction of the Mets’ Field of Dreams in Field of Dreams: Mets Edition – Pitchers.  Five starting pitchers and six relief pitchers were added to the roster, which means there are only nineteen spots left.  Today, two more players will be added to the roster: one starting catcher and one backup catcher.  But despite contrary belief, Mike Piazza will...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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