Keith Hernandez was born “at” San Francisco

From Keith’s official twitter bio.

 

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Tales of the Duck Knight: let’s check in on the Dumpster Fire Mets

As I play MLB The Show as the 2020 Long Island Ducks of the AL West, the game is playing the rest of the league including the Mets, who are a complete dumpster fire 20+ games out in June.   Let’s see how some familiar faces are doing.

Well even if in video games, the Cano deal was a horrible mistake.  It’s mid-June and ZERO home runs.

Virtually Vulgar Pete….7 HRS in mid-June?   (He was on the IL for a bit in my sim)

Sugar Diaz with the 10+ ERA!

Even JDG is having a sub-par year.

The Big Zero with 9 losses and a 5+ ERA

Noah looks like something is wrong.  Maybe he is pitching through pain or something.

Introducing the Baseball Hall of Immortals

Hello – SS here. Dan Twohig will be doing a series which he kicks off below….I am excited about this one.  (And complain to Dan not me lol!)   Seriously, I love this…

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is supposed to honor the best that baseball ever produced.  But does it really?  Can you really say that Harold Baines was one of the all-time greatest players?  Were Phil Rizzuto and Pee Wee Reese really among the absolutely best shortstops in baseball history?  And if the best of all-time are supposed to be there, where is the all-time hit king?  The all-time HR champ?  The man who won more Cy Young Awards than any other pitcher?

I love Cooperstown (have been there 5 times).  It’s an idyllic small town and the baseball museum is pretty cool.  But the whole concept of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is completely contrived, as is the selection process.  Many players have been selected by the various Veterans Committees because of relationships with committee members.  Others have been denied selection because of inconsistent policies related to behavior (it’s ok to be a racist, a womanizer, a drunk, etc., but not a gambler).  It’s time to create a new hall – one that honors the best players in history for what they accomplished on the field, regardless of anything else.  I give you, The Smithsonian Baseball Hall of Immortals to be located in Washington, DC.

The HoI will honor the 100 greatest players in baseball history.  No managers, executives, or any other non-players will be included.  The 100 players are not static – if a player comes along who is deemed to be one of the greats of all-time, they will be inducted.  However, in order for a new induction, another player gets eliminated.  The number of inductees can never surpass 100.

Players will be selected by a committee of baseball historians, journalists, and living members of the HoI.  Historians and journalists have to be active in their career.  Players become eligible 5 years after they have retired and are only eligible for 1 year.  In order to be inducted they must reach a 90% voting threshold.

Starting on Monday and continuing for the next 20 weeks we will present the inaugural 100 members of the Hall of Immortals.  The first 40 or so are not that hard.  The next 30 will probably cause some conversation.  The final 30 will be very tough, especially considering who will probably be left out.

Feel free to nominate players as we go along.

Mets Police Morning Laziness: Dom Smith wants uniform madness

BOOOO

“I mean, the old-school black, that’s obvious, like that should already be in the rotation,” said Smith. “I say we need to bring back maybe the Los Mets ones, the all-orange. I like the orange unis, those were pretty sick, or even the old school 1986 team, the pinstripes, I mean I like that one too. We need a rotation of like five unis so we can swag out. We need the orange. I even like the camo every Sunday for military appreciation night. We gotta swag it out!” (via SNY)

The Best Mets By Number Series is up to #3

Daniel Murphy donated $100,000 to charity.  Let me know if any current Mets donate $100,000 to charity, I would like to share that with my readers.

Keith Hernandez drinks his milkshake, not yours.

Lot’s of NOT LINKING Today:

I see a mailbag article asking if the Mets should extend Syndergaard, who won’t pitch for a year and a half, in the middle of The Second Great Depression when the sport isn’t even being played.  Really?  Not Linking.

“No serious talks of neutral site games” – yeah no kidding.  Did some of us wakeup this morning thinking there was serious talk of that?

The Agent is talking about how awesome his rotation is.  I’m sure he believes that.  Whatever.   There is no baseball right now.

and the very random Rusty Staub would be out there fighting Coronavirus article in the newspaper.  Um, yeah, I guess, but are we really down to writing Fan Fiction now?   Maybe just don’t bother having a sports section for a bit?  Next the newspaper will be simulating Matt Harvey starts in a video game and turning that into content.

SLACKISH REACTION:   So I kinda felt like we he had “too much content” these past few years.  Just too many bad tv shows, too many bad websites, too many empty calories.  Maybe this will shake things out.

There’s plenty of great stuff out there right now – the Washington Post and New York Times have been excellent.  The Ringer had a great piece with Mike Schur about sitcoms.  On the other hand there’s always “Prospect Kevin Smith has impressed the Mets Brass” over at the content farm.  If you want to read that, hey, it’s not like you don’t have free time…but I hope nobody has that much free time.