Thursday Mets Links

Image via Read The Apple

Here’s how this is gonna go down… We’ve got one HILARIOUS link, followed by two “links that make you think”, followed by the normal morning-after-a-painful-loss links. And after that, we have a video example of character.


Let’s do this…

Read The Apple – Kevin Burkhardt stars as Lance Stronjaw in the new SNY series, CSI: Citi Field. Read this blog while you can – we are going to lose this guy to The Onion some day and there will be nobody around to do this sort of thing.

The DNA Exchange – A genetic counselor ruminates on how R.A. Dickey’s life would have turned out if a doctor noticed his missing ulnar collateral ligament when he was a kid. Soccer? Gross… (via Baseball Digest)

TedQuarters – If the above link doesn’t blow your mind, check out Ted Berg’s essay on Matt Cerrone, Mike Francessa and media bias… And there’s a picture of a cube. It’s really all about the cube, man.

Amazin’ Avenue – Alex Nelson has the Daily Farm System Report. Still no word on the extent of Danny Murphy’s injury.

NY Daily News – Andy Martino reports that the Mets would like Ollie Perez to accept a demotion to clear roster room for the return of Jon Niese. I don’t know why the answer would be any different this time.

TheRoPolitans – Andrew Vazzano has a recap of last night’s game. To get the full effect, you should read it while gently banging your head against your desk.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper talks about Johan Santana’s lack of run support.

The Daily Stache – Bryan Rothenstein tries to imagine how awful the Mets would be without Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey. And imagine if Mike Francessa hadn’t shamed the organization into promoting Ike Davis… Too bad Jesus Feliciano’s dad didn’t play for the Yankees. Get it? I’ll be here all week…

213 Miles From Shea – A frightenly detailed overview of ballpark promotions in the month of June. For. Every. MLB. Team. Wow… Nice work!

MSNBC – If you missed Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game, check out MSNBC’s coverage of it. The real story isn’t the blown call that cost Galarraga the perfect game, it was his grace in laughing it off and accepting the apology of first base umpire James Joyce.

And here’s the video of Galarraga’s postgame comments (at least until MLB forces YouTube to take it down):


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  1. MikeTomaselli June 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Such a travesty that kid didn't get a perfect game.
  2. gary516 June 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    he handled it well tho!