Bob Raissman on the Evil Money grubbing Giants:
(Dave) Jennings, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, had worked during preseason radiocasts. According to NFL spies, the powers that be in the Giants’ broadcasting department thought his energy level was low and his performance was lacking.
So, they decided to put the former punter, who was supposed to team with Russ Salzberg, on the shelf.
Bob also got this dig in:
The Super Bowl champion organization, with the $1.6 billion stadium still has a heart, doesn’t it?
Vin Scully To Return for 60th Season! Full story here and an excerpt below.
“When you’re on the road as much as we are, it’s the loneliness of your wife that you consider,” Scully, 80, said. “But she said, ‘It’s been such a part of my life for so long, you might as well do it if you want to do it.’ And I still enjoy it. I still feel like I’m happy to be here, I still get goosebumps with an exciting play. So, I told Frank [McCourt, club chairman] that I’ll try it for another year.”
Mets Today has a Letter From Doug Flynn to the Mets, in response to the Mike Schmidt letter to the Phillies. Flynn was an OK player – Schmidt’s the best third baseman of all time, so it doesn’t quite carry the same weight – but kinda cool to hear from Dougie, who gets in some shots about being the real #23.
Click the link to read the letter.
In the weeks leading up to the final game at the house that Ruth built, a granddaughter of Babe Ruth questions whether the franchise has properly honored his memory.
So, I bought tickets to a game scheduled for 1:05 on Sunday.
ESPN, which hates children, moves the game to 8:05. Sucks to be me.
If today’s game is rained out, that game will be moved to Sunday 1:05.
So the people that wanted to go Saturday have to go Sunday. The people who wanted to go Sunday afternoon have to go Sunday night. Since the Saturday folks are screwed anyway, why not let the Sunday 1:05 folks go Sunday at 1:05?
If you are interested in um, “re-selling” your tickets at the official home of MLB scalping, they are going for $5. There is absolutely no demand on Mets tickets.
Once again I offer my services as Director Of Franchise Integrity. I can help with things like fan-friendly game scheduling. The Mets know where to find me.