Aug 2: Monday Mets Links (Let’s Try to Be Optimistic Edition)

MetsGazette – Despite yesterday’s drubbing at the hands of Arizona, Tom Greenhalgh is optimistic.

MetsMerizedOnline – Ten reasons why the Mets were right to do nothing at the trade deadline.

The Daily Stache – Aaron Yorke says the Mets HOF induction ceremony was not ruined by the team’s embarrassing loss.

ESPN NY – A preview of the upcoming series against the Braves.

And here is the latest from Playing for Peanuts, featuring another Wally Backman team meeting.

This is NSFW, but mild for Wally Backman:

From the video description:

South Georgia Peanuts manager Wally Backman holds a team meeting to announce that the coaching staff is no longer speaking to local newspaper reporters and he would like his team to do the same. The local newspaper had accused Backman of staging his ejection from a game as a publicity stunt for the South Coast League and the TV show Playing for Peanuts.


  1. Lenny Dykstra August 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Who the hell cares about what Wally Backman did 3 years ago in Georgia — why not focus on the job he’s currently doing in Brooklyn?

    Congratulations for coming across video that’s been on the ‘net/dvd for years already.

    – Nails

    • John Fitzgerald August 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm
      *Er, well, first off, this video was uploaded about two weeks ago and it’s not on the DVD. So, the video is pretty much unseen by most Mets fans. Strike one.

      **And maybe MT readers want to see a video with Wally Backman in it? Did you say the same thing about yesteray’s Mets Hall-of-Fame Inductions? Wally was on the ’86 team too, you know? Maybe people want to see a video of him? So, strike two.

      ***And you don’t need to press the play button. Strike three. You’re an idiot.

      • Joe Janish August 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm
        Lenny is not a very good businessman, either. Strike four?
      • Lenny Dykstra August 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm
        Who cares about the ’86 Mets….get with the times, old man. It’s 2010.
  2. Tom Greenhalgh August 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    “Despite yesterday’s drubbing at the hands of Arizona, Tom Greenhalgh is optimistic.”

    ….yeah, about that…

    • Joe Janish August 3, 2010 at 12:29 am
      Don’t sweat it, Tom — your faith is commendable, if misguided.

      Geez, though … the Mets have fallen below the Fish … next step is to sink below whale crap …