Edgardo Alfonzo out as Brooklyn Cyclones manager because the Mets get everything wrong every time

Edgardo Alfonzo has been relieved of his duties managing the Brooklyn Cyclones.  The stated reason is that Wags wants to put in his own regime.


Edgardo has accepted a role as Club Ambassador.

The Mets make it really hard to like the Mets.   Do not trust this GM Jeff.  I think you are being conned.


Citi Field parking is gonna become hellacious as the rich get richer

From the Queens Chronicle…

Before you start reading, it might make sense to take a look at this image that the QC has so you can get a feel for what we’re talking about here.

Two large swathes of Willets Point land are being eyed for temporary Citi Field parking spaces, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

That’s because construction of the proposed $2.05 billion AirTrain linking LaGuardia Airport to the area will require staging areas be placed in Citi Field parking lots, the agency said. The work is expected to mostly affect the Southfield lot, which sits south of Roosevelt Avenue.

Sorry T-Shirt people.

But wait there’s more.

In addition to potential Citi Field replacement parking, there’s a possibility of Delta Airlines using Willets Point land while it replaces its terminal at LaGuardia Airport. The Queens Development Group, a joint venture of Sterling Equities and the Related Companies that the city contracted for the redevelopment, last year sent the state a letter indicating there may be temporary parking spaces installed in the area that would be used by Delta while the terminal’s being replaced.

So basically it seems to me that they kicked out the chop-shops so Sterling and Friends could make some parking coin.

Time for this again….

And why again are we making people go all the way to Flushing then double back to LGA when we could just extend the N Train….Heres why….

And if you’d like more thoughts on that….here’s citylimits.org

Why not extend the N/W trains to LGA?

Carriero: Great question! This was the original proposal in the 1990’s that was defeated by community opposition in Astoria backed by Peter Vallone. But extending the N/W trains will merely shift the burden to another community. The problems with the Airtrain are not NIMBY problems. The AirTrain makes no sense from transportation, financial and engineering (it will be outdated by the time construction is finished) points of view, and it is intended to benefit only travelers to/from Manhattan (the stated purpose of the project is to provide a “30-minute one-seat ride” from midtown). If the new LGA is to move out of “third world” status and is to be a gateway to NYC, why force travelers onto an overcrowded and poorly maintained subway line or an LIRR train that runs infrequently. Consider also that a large portion of Manhattan residents have to take the subway to access the LIRR, adding another seat and even more time.

Dulong: This is a great question – and one that will have to be evaluated in the environmental review process. Frankly, we should all be asking, what is in the best interest for New Yorkers? And how can it have the lightest impact on local communities and our environment?

But again the real answer is…


Anyway…who cares? Pete Alonso hit 94 Home Runs?  LFGM and Stuff!  Stop being so negative!

Meanwhile, the AAIMBR is talking about Tomas Nido recaps.  Go read their site and stop worrying about stuff like this.

Mets Police Morning Laziness: Mets to some day hire a manager like the Angels did

SLACKISH REACTION:  The alarm goes off, there is no Mets news other than random manager speculation.

deGrom is up for some made up award, but I guess all awards are made up.

ICYMI the 1969 Mets won the World Series.  Spoilers.

Sure is weird how everyone is talking about Matt Harvey.

The Angels hired Joe Maddon who the Mets didn’t talk to it seems.


The AAIMBR recaps Tomas Nido’s season for you.  That sounds interesting.

The radio station lets us know that Curtis Granderson won’t be the next Mets manager in case for some reason you though that Curtis Granderson would be the next Mets manager.

The AAIMBR randomly adds Tim Bogar to the list of random managerial candidates.

Gil Must Go: Gil cheats his way to the 1969 Mets being the World Champions!

Oh man, if you ever needed proof that Gil Hodges is not the right man for the job, this was it.  Even in the Mets finest most amazing hour there has to be some controversy.

I am sure I will catch crap for being “too negative” for speaking the truth about the shoe polish thing,  but I am hearing through the back channels that Koosman is saying “Hodges had instructed him to rub the ball on his shoe, which he did, and after that Hodges showed the ball to the umpire. Koosman’s claim doesn’t necessarily mean that the ball didn’t strike Jones on the foot, nor does it even mean that the polish on the ball seen by the umpire was put there by Koosman—it’s certainly conceivable that there was already a genuine spot of polish on the ball, which easily could have escaped Koosman’s notice as he hastily created the fraudulent one. In any case, Koosman’s allegation at the very least adds an intriguing layer of uncertainty and possible chicanery to an already legendary event” (Wikipedia)

Meanwhile, Swoboda is telling a different story  “that when the ball came bounding into the Mets dugout, it hit an open ball bag under the bench, and several batting / infield practice balls came spilling out on the dugout floor. According to Swoboda, you couldn’t distinguish the actual game ball from any of the ones that spilled out of the bag. Hodges quickly looked down, grabbed a ball that had a black streak on it, and walked it out to the home plate umpire, who then awarded first base to Jones.”  (wikipedia)

So while the Baseball Mafia has their head in the sand, there are at least two versions of the story, neither of which is that the ball hit Cleon.

Is this really how the Mets want to be winners?  By blatant cheating.

Anyway, congratulations to the Mets, and it was great to have Koosman, the One True Ace, on the hill.