Big Phony Mets pretend they like Daniel Murphy.

Give me a break Mets. You, under President Alderson, treated this guy with zero respect when he was here. Don’t start posting him on social media like you ever cared about him in the least. Unreal.

You idiots didn’t even START Murphy on Opening Day. You stared Brad Emaus. Why don’t you have Emaus or Neil Walker do these posts?

Trump supporter Mike Piazza attends Mets camp, beat asks fluff questions

Someone will ask WHO CARES about the Trump stuff. Well let me answer.

You may recall that Mike Piazza attended a rally to support President Trump’s reelection last fall. Surely by then, Mike Piazza must have ben quite familiar with President Trump’s policies and behavior. Surely Mike Piazza must have known by then that the 15 cases had not become zero and that the Easter Miracle never came.

Surely by March of 2021 Mike would have thoughts on topics like the pandemic, or #StopAsianHate or the Capitol Riots or perhaps what Mike thinks about fellow Trump enabler Chris Christie being selected by Steve Cohen to be on the Mets board of directors.

There is a thread here, but as far as I can tell, the beat reporters did not pull on it.

Instead, everyone played along and handed in the homework. Golly gee, Mike Piazza thinks that two time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom is a good pitcher….and if that isn’t news, what is?

“I think you have to take him seriously (for the Hall of Fame) right now. I’ve never been a huge minutiae numbers guy and getting into the arguments because I think ultimately that’s for (the voters) and guys that really study the game and put perspectives in history.

“I always kind of go with sort of the character or at least the perception of dominance. I don’t know how you could not take him seriously in that regard, because he’s doing some incredible things. … and it just doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down. Knock on wood. He’s been healthy. But again, I think when the dust settles on his career and you’re able to put it in a historical perspective, that’s kind of when it will be the real sort of test.”

I don’t see any reason the beat should have been afraid to ask Mike about Trump. I imagine Mike would have proudly explained why he supported him as late as October 2020, and how great he thought the presidency was. There’s nothing wrong with believing in your candidates. Tell us Mike, why did you support his candidacy? Mike may have shared that he disagreed with the president when he called the Covid the China Virus. How are we to know what Mike believes or not if nobody asks. All I know is that Mike attended a rally in October 2020.

Mike also let us know that he will be at the Mets game on September 11, 2021.

Mets Board Director Jeanne Melino is from the Bronx…like many Mets fans

It has been brought to my attention that new Mets board of director Jeanne Melino’s bio ends with “Ms. Melino is a life-long New Yorker and was born and raised in the Bronx.”

That’s interesting. I imagine being born and raised in the Bronx she must be a big time Mets fan as most people born and raised in the Bronx who were alive in the late 1970s and late 1990s are.

Let’s Go Mets!

Mets/Islanders Mets cap colorway

The gang at Hat Club was selling these but unfortunately this one sold out before I got to post this morning.

The theme is mashing hockey with baseball – so the Cardinals’ cap in the color of the St. Louis Blues is pretty sweet (not sure Hat Club hat that one but I saw it somewhere on line).

Anyway, for the Mets they mashed with the Islanders Fisherman jersey and made this snazzy cap. Alas, it’s sold out so I will have to buy one of @mediagoon’s 10 extras.

Las Vegas 51s become the Las Vegas Aviators

Wait, a baseball team changed it’s name to something less stupid?  Is that allowed in 2018?   They aren’t the Desert Bandits or Las Vegas Cool Ranch Rabbits or something?   Aviators?  Nice.

Yes I am aware the Mets are no longer affiliated with the Formerly 51s, but it’s the weekend and I need content and you’re reading it.