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Exclusive Negotiating Windows Are Made to Be Broken

As of this moment there is basically only one looming Mets story: the re-signing of Jose Reyes. I suppose the lowering of the Citi Field walls have run a distant second, but essentially, next year’s shortstop has become one of the only things that matter as the remaining two teams in each league pummel each […]

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The Conclusion Jumper: Black Facts

The year was a bust and the next might be tougher. We’re all dying to hold on to Jose until his legs fall off and on top of that, the NL East competition promises to get even stiffer next season. But before the debate rages about how our Mets will look in 2012 personnel-wise, let’s […]

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Transcript to the Unaired SNY Mets Weekly Segment: “Regrets”

NOTE: this is a work of FICTION by Corey Gorey. His “Page Two Tuesday” was moved back to Thursday due to inclement weather. After a lengthy debate during a recent production meeting at SNY, a segment recorded and edited for the Mets Weekly program was deemed objectionable by executives and subsequently shelved by the network. […]

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Does Brazil Have An Extradition Agreement with MLB?

With all the talk of what hats the Mets donned (or didn’t) Monday night, I figured I might relay an overdue bit of happiness I had locally on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 (I live in Brazil).

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Next After Second: Pre-Post Season Preview Predictions for the Consolation Prize

With Labor Day behind us and September in full swing, one question is on every baseball fan’s mind: who will take the coveted middle spot in the National League East?

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Mets Fans of Tomorrow

There’s an old episode of The Simpsons you may have seen where Bart and Milhouse are squaring off against each other on the diamond when Bart says, “Look at me! I’m Tomokazu Ohka of the Montreal Expos!” and Milhouse retorts with “Well, I’m Esteban Yan of The Tampa Bay Devil Rays!” It’s as funny now […]

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The Bright Side of the Abyss

An irrefutably solid 10-0 ass-kicking. Seven games below .500.  Twenty-mother-slappin’-two games out of first place. So…snakebitten? Admittedly, it’s looking pretty terrible. Hope slithered away a few weeks back. And if I’m positive of one fact, it’s that we can all agree there’s been

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Meaningful Games

I’m not sure how much you know about the organizational structure of soccer. Most national soccer leagues are divided into a first division, second division, and usually a third and a fourth for smaller and perpetually less successful teams. Unlike most American Big League sports, many major clubs eventually hit the far end of a […]

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The Conclusion Jumper: Blow That Lead

Who doesn’t love roller-coaster rides? I don’t. But if you’re looking to squeeze the maximum yield of excitement out of the remaining fifty-one days with your .500 Mets, let’s pray for more games like last night’s win against San Diego. According to my creative interpretation of the stats provided by the saintly robots at Baseball-Reference.com, […]

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Who’s Watching The Mets While We’re Gone?

Seeing as how it was already over 100 games into the season, I figured I could trust the Mets to take care of themselves over the weekend. Wrong.

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Public Service Announcement: The Truth about Superstitions

Do you find yourself making decisions in your life based upon the next Mets game? Not just clearing your schedule to watch all nine innings, but changing things to conform to your ideas about your own role in the action? Do you attach an unnecessary importance to completely unrelated and simple options such as picking […]

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You’re Doing Great, Now Get off the Field

NOTE: this is a post by Corey Gorey. Please direct your comments to him. How many days in a row will I wake up, check out the blogosphere, scan the standings, and wish this 162 game baseball season would end? Sure, it’s only July, but Bud Selig is not the boss of me. If I […]

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God of Blunder: Gene Simmons’ Throwing Error

How the sexagenarian rocker from KISS turned his back on Flushing and the Mets Before the second game of the Mets’ most recent trip to L.A., Gene Simmons of KISS threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Dodgers. Unfortunately, the 61 year-old bassist didn’t do it in his ghoulish whiteface makeup and platform boots, […]

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