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April 24th, 2012

The lasting image of Jose Reyes as a Met- sliding head first into third base.

It’s amazing/ridiculous how every little piece of minutia in the sports world gets analyzed backwards, forwards, sideways, and slantways, and longways, and backways, and any other ways that you can think of. The Internet is a wonderful tool for sports fans to not only instantly learn what’s going on in a constant state of breaking news, but also to voice their own opinions for the whole world to see. But in a growing number of cases, these opinions and conversations simply outweigh the gravity of the issues. We analyze every little detail until all the fun has been sucked out of the events themselves. Will Jose Reyes get booed or cheered when he returns to New York? Will he only be cheered in his first at-bat, or in every at-bat? What if he gets a hit? Do you like the idea of a video tribute? Does it take away from the event? Should Reyes tip his cap to the fans? If he doesn’t, should you boo?

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September 6th, 2011

Nick Evans has had a great couple of weeks, and his play may have cemented him a spot on the 2012 roster.

In a game that ended 6 hours after it was scheduled to start, the Mets scored 3 runs in the 12th inning and defeated the Marlins 7-4 in front of roughly 85 people at Sun Life Stadium. Nick Evans scorched his 3rd go-ahead RBI hit of the night in that 12th to give the Mets the lead for good, Jose Reyes added a run scoring single, and Lucas Duda walked with the bases loaded for insurance.

Josh Stinson came in to finish the job and did so without a sweat, mowing down the Fish 1-2-3 for his first career Major League save. Stinson made it look easy what Bobby Parnell failed miserably trying to do.

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August 29th, 2011

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, blowing through New York with great force but causing minimal damage. The Mets have had 2 days off due to Mother Nature, but now the skies are clear and the sun is shining. The dust has settled, the waters have receded, and the tree branches have all been cleaned up. Now, it’s time for baseball to resume, and the Mets will do so with a crazy 5-game series against one of their biggest bugaboos, the Florida Marlins. The set begins with a single-admission double header on Monday, and the Marlins don’t leave town until late Thursday night.

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August 2nd, 2011

Yet again it was terrible defense that doomed the Mets, as they lost their 4th straight game

The Amazins held a 3-2 lead going into the 9th, but Jason Isringhausen put himself in a world of trouble, loading the bases with 1 out. Unlike last night he did not allow a grand slam, but the results were just as damaging. Izzy got Bryan Petersen to slowly ground one to 2nd. Justin Turner threw towards first for what should have been a guaranteed double play, though the Marlins would have tied the game heading to the bottom of the 9th. However, Turner’s throw was about 5 feet to the right of Lucas Duda and went towards the dugout. Two runs came home, and stunningly Florida had taken the lead 4-3.

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August 1st, 2011

The Mets and Marlins seem to play every other series these days, and the two teams start another 3 game set Monday night at Citi Field. Coming off an impressive 6-4 road trip that ended on a low note with 2 straight losses to Washington, the Amazins now come home, where they have struggled all season. While they have been great on the road, the Mets have the least amount of home wins (22) of any of the 16 teams that are over the .500 mark.

This is the first home stand since the Carlos Beltran trade, so it will be interesting to see how the crowds are. I will be there Monday for the opener, and will be fired up as always, but I am not sure how the casual fan will feel after the team traded away it’s #3 hitter.

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July 22nd, 2011

The main story surrounding the Mets these days seems to be the ticking clock over Carlos Beltran’s time with the team. With the trade deadline looming and the Mets hanging on by a thread in the wild card race, Beltran could be dealt any day. Yet today the headline is not about Carlos, or anyone else leaving the team- it’s about someone returning. The face of the franchise David Wright is finally back with the team, and should be batting cleanup in the opener of the Mets 3-game series against the Marlins Friday night.

David Wright returns from the disabled list, and should play his first game in more than two months Friday night in Miami.

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July 18th, 2011

In what could be a sign of things to come if Sandy Alderson continues dealing before the deadline, the Mets lineup could not produce anything sans-Beltran, and the Amazins quietly lost to the Marlins 4-1 Monday night. Mike Stanton had the big hit of the night, a 2-out, 2-run double to the left field wall. Stanton is a great hitter, and could torment us for many years. Former Met Mike Cameron then drove Stanton in with a single, and Logan Morrison added an insurance run with an RBI single in the 8th.

The Mets had no runs and just 2 hits through 8 innings, before they finally showed a little life in the 9th. They scored their lone run on a Jason Bay sac fly, and Ronny Paulino represented the tying run with 2 outs and 2 on. But Leo Nunez converted his 27th save, getting Paulino to ground out and end the game. Carlos Beltran appeared to be getting ready for a pinch-hit appearance if Ronny got on, but he never got the chance.

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August 30th, 2010

Wall St , Main St Who The Fu_k Can Tell The Difference Nowadays ?

It’s really asinine to hear these late sports’ radio talk show hosts regale us about how passionate they are abourt sports and how they view it as part of the fabric of society. Well if that means lying cheating and stealing then it now most certainly is . Nowhere perhaps more so than within the sport of MLB (baseball) where Bud Selig and his pals have simply shat upon the fans while trying to portray themselves as the paragons of virtue . And for the imbecile who has his own syndicated late night talk show on Fox Sports Radio please shut the fu_k up once and for all as you’re making a complete ass of yourself kissing and licking the ass of Selig as if it’s actually the nectar of the Gods ……………. for the unitiatated that’s wine.

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