An hour to find out Steve Cohen owns the Buckner ball?


When are you guys going to come around and realize….SNY (aka the WILPONS STILL OWN IT CABLE NETWORK) is not that good.  I get you like GKR, but the rest of it including Formerly Mets Blog could be soooooo much better.

I am very glad I did not waste an hour of my like last night on EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH METS OWNER STEVE COHEN because (a) the night before Thanksgiving is the #1 video game night of the year (nowhere to go, nowhere to be, and you can sleep in) and (b) I knew there would be 10,000 recaps.

I have read some of the 10,000 recaps and….

  1.  Steve owns the Buckner ball and will put it in the museum.  That’s all awesome.  That was also on twitter two days earlier.
  2. Steve may bring the black uniforms back into the mix.

That’s it?  An hour?  To get that?

I hope you skipped it too.  There’s the recap.  Yay?

Bobby Bonilla, Steve Cohen and Mettle The Mule

The Mets once had a mule as their mascot.

Silly? Maybe.  Embarrassing?  Perhaps.  But it’s ours.

They had a beagle too.

And swoosh uniforms.

And Mr. Met 1.5

And even Mr. Met 1.5 in a swoosh uniform.

But this is us.  This is the Mets.

I am watching Disney+’s show about Imagineering and what is striking to me about it, and what makes it great, is that it is NOT propaganda.  It’s not “and Walt said let their be light and then everything was awesome forever.”

They talk about the busts and the mistakes and the times they lost their way because they were cheap.   Sound familiar?

Then I think of Steve Cohen having fun with the idea of Bobby Bonilla Day, and having Bobby drive around the park with a giant check, and fans getting t-shirts that say something like “Bobby Bonilla got $1 million and all I got with this lousy t-shirt.”

You know what?  That’s fun.

We all know life in Queens has been rarely perfect, and when it is perfect it doesn’t last.  There’s a soul-getting trade.  Or the next guy doesn’t show up at a parade because he’s doing drugs.  Or the next guy goes diva and flames out in like 18 months.

But that’s us.  That’s the Mets.

Steve seems to get it.  Instead of explaining to us that “Well actually, the Bonilla deal made sense because…” the way a friend of mine did the other night, Steve just went with the fun.  he tweeted about Bonilla Day.

So, Uncle Steve – be inspired by the Imagineers.  Some things suck.  Embrace them.

Have that Bonilla Day.  What are people gonna do, LOLMets us?  They do that anyway.

Show up with a mule some day just to see how the media reacts.

Bring back the swooshes for a weekend and talk about how terrible they look.  Then you can go back to looking normal on Monday.

The whole idea is to have FUN – and sometimes the fun is in being able to make fun of ourselves.

So Bobby Bonilla gets a million dollars.  I’ll be happy to get a t-shirt out of the deal.  And maybe I can take a picture with a mule out by the Apple.  That sounds like a lot more fun than trying to convince me to come watch 15 relief pitchers and a four hour baseball game comprised of HRs and Ks.


Mike Piazza, Carlos Beltran and the 2020 Mets Turkeys

It’s time once again for your Annual Mets Turkeys.

What to even say?  Plus he blew his shots at 3000 hits and Cooperstown.

But he guaranteed a spot for this next guy…

…the architect of the Cano trade.  Time will tell how badly he may have damaged the franchise for the decade,   He also hired…

You remember Mets manager Carlos Beltran, right?  Speaking of managers….

There were 8 playoff spots.  You didn’t make one of them.  That’s really really unacceptable.  Uncle Steve2, this is really unacceptable, is it not?

Maybe Rojas could have made the playoffs if this guy had pitched…

I won’t begrudge a man for opting-out to keep his family safe, but……. opting-in for a big contract while the COVID numbers were popping makes me really wonder about the initial motives.  Maybe he will opt out to keep his family safe in 2021 which would be wise and consistent.  I’ll remove him from the list when that time comes.

Then there’s this Vulgar Turkey,

If he would just spell things without an F I wouldn’t have to draw so much attention to all the Ks.  Anyway, trade him, while you still can, as his value has already diminished.



You remember when the Mets walked off the field?  Gary claimed they walked off after 42 seconds.  They didn’t.  It was longer. Watch the video in that link.

Where would Gary get 42 from – coincidentally Jackie Robinson’s number – why would he make up that number.  Unless he knew.  And if the broadcast can’t be honest with us, then it’s a turkey.


How about this next guy for attending a Trump Rally?  Yep, I am going to get all political because I am against things like locking kids in cages, and Trump claimed 15 cases would be zero.  Piazza lent his fame to the campaign.  If this paragraph annoys you, feel encouraged to unfollow.  We all choose sides and I’m not picking Trump’s.

And yes I am going to kick this turkey on his way out the door because HE WAITED TOO LONG ON THE SEAVER STATUE, THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE YEARS AGO.  Shame on you.  Now Tom will never see it.

That’s a lot of turkeys for a short season.  Hopefully next year’s post will be about all the little things Steve got wrong about the parade – or even better, there won’t be a next year’s post because the Mets will have won the World Series while nicely dressed, in which case I can wrap up the blog once and for all and head off to save Star Trek from itself.  You can’t even imagine THAT turkey list this year.