Browsing Archive August, 2011

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 as it was when it first aired, given the unlikelihood of kids finding attributes worth emulating in obscure sub-superstars at the pro level. As we lurch toward another post-season we’ll have no part of, you have to wonder how we keep the children interested.


Mets Game 132: Win Over Marlins

Mets 5 Marlins 1

The Mets pull off a doubleheader sweep, as Bobby Parnell saves two games in one day. Did anyone notice amphibians falling from the sky or horses running through the outfield? Hey, we’ve also experienced an earthquake and a hurricane so I’m not taking anything for granted …


Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Marlins (Game 1)

There are two games today, with the first beginning at 4:10 PM. Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate against Marlins pitcher Anibal Sanchez:

Angel Pagan – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Nick Evans – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Justin Turner – 2B
R.A. Dickey – P

It seems that Lucas Duda is the team’s everyday right fielder, which is nice to see. With Duda out there, Nick Evans gets some time at 1B, which is also nice. I wonder what R.A. Dickey’s knuckler would have done in a hurricane?


Blog Roundup: Underwater Edition

Hurricane Irene made landfall in the Tri-State area over the weekend, flooding streets, damaging homes, and of course, cancelling Mets games.  Irene became the most hated name in New York since Gary Matthews, Sr.  But Citi Field is none the worse for wear, and the Mets are back at it, playing a double header which will feature the return (again) of Jose Reyes.

Let’s take a swim around the Blogs:

That’s your roundup for Monday.  Stay afloat, and keep checking out Mets Today.