On Saturday, Wally Backman told WFAN he’d like to stay with the Mets. “Not only did the Wilpons give me a second chance to get back in to baseball,” Backman said, “but there is some unfinished business – so to speak – the organization is going in the right direction.” Depending on which Mets fan [...]
ESPN-New York took a vote on the All-Time Mets team and the All-Time Yankees team, and the two “All-Time” teams will go head-to-head in a simulated series this weekend. Inexplicably, the ESPN-NY readers chose Armando Benitez over Roger McDowell in the bullpen … and nether Art Shamsky nor Felix Millan made the team … but [...]
If you want to meet Dwight Gooden, you can do so today at Stan’s on 850 River Ave., Bronx, New York (1/2 block from Yankee Stadium). Dwight will be there signing baseballs and other memorabilia from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Former Met Jim Leyritz will also be at Stan’s, but on Wednesday, April 14th, [...]
Just for fun, I randomly selected a few Opening Day lineups of the Mets’ past, to compare to today’s Opening Day lineup.
On September 18th, 2008 — exactly one year ago — the Mets had a record of 85-67, and were a half-game behind the league-leading Phillies (86-67). What a difference a year makes. The Mets were also at the top of the Wild Card standings, a game and a half ahead of the Brewers and a [...]
A number of loyal MetsToday readers have commented here and emailed me suggesting that this season could turn out to be a rerun of the magical NL Championship year of 1973. For those too young to remember, ’73 was the year “Ya Gotta Believe” was coined by Tug McGraw, among other events. That year, the [...]