June 23: Afternoon Mets Links and Open Thread

MetsToday – An inside look at the Detroit Tigers.

YourNabe – Stephen Brown has a profile of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman.

ESPN New York – A look at R.A. Dickey’s great start and how it compares to the best starts of other prominent knuckleballers.

OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper shares his All-Star picks.

FoxSports – Bob Klapisch says the Mets need to reconsider Johan Santana’s role as ace of the staff.

MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone says Johan Santana has only had two bad innings all year.

MetsBlog – The Mets have signed Ramon Ortiz. Are those crickets that I hear?

The Daily Stache – Tom Greenhalgh reports on the unintended consequence of getting screwed by Bernie Madoff (and Gary Matthews Jr.) – your ballpark starts to look like a Geocities website, circa 1999.

Long Live Shea Stadium – A scouting report on tonight’s opposing starting pitcher, Jeremy Bonderman.


The Mets (40-30) take on the Tigers (38-31) tonight at Citi Field. R.A. Dickey (5-0, 2.82) gets the start for the Mets and he will be opposed by Jeremy Bonderman (3-4, 4.06).


John Fitzgerald is an independent film/TV producer. In 2007, he followed former Mets 2B Wally Backman and his minor league team for the TV show, "Playing for Peanuts." Click here for DVD ordering information NOTE: $5 from each sale goes to maintenance costs of MetsToday.com