Pedro Being Pedro

Just wanted to remind everyone that in the unlikely event Pedro feels like pitching, he is 7-5 since June 2006.
He threw 55 pitches yesterday. That’s about 10 fewer than he’ll throw when he goes 4 innings on Jue 1st.
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>Uniform Numbers – Real and Rented Part 3

>Continuing our series of what players are (or should be) associated with each number. (Inspired by the Shea game countdown on the outfield fence). So far we’ve covered numbers 1 through 10. With thanks again to Mets By The Numbers, here now are 11 through 15:

11
Rightful Owner(s): Wayne Garret & Tim Tuefel
Rent-A-Met: None

Comment: Yes Tuefel was a Twin first, but he became a Met and has managed and coached in the system for several years now.

12
Rightful Owner(s): John Stearns & Ron Darling
Rent-A-Met: Willie Randolph

Comment: Randolph was and always will be a Yankee. Stearns was robbed of an opportunity to manage this team.

13
Rightful Owner(s): Edgardo Alfonzo
Rent-A-Met: Billy Wagner

Comment: Fonzie was perhaps the one true Met on the 1999-2000 playoff teams.

14
Rightful Owner(s): Gil Hodges
Rent-A-Met: None

Comment: Gil was a Dodger first, but will always be remembered as a Met as well. You know the Mets will trot out his widow Joan to take down the Game #14 sign.

15
Rightful Owner(s): Jerry Grote
Rent-A-Met: Carlos Beltran

Comment: When he’s not rustling cattle, Grote was a helluva defensive catcher. Beltran on the other hand has many years to go before being considered a Met.

Uniform Numbers – Real and Rented Part 3

Continuing our series of what players are (or should be) associated with each number. (Inspired by the Shea game countdown on the outfield fence). So far we’ve covered numbers 1 through 10. With thanks again to Mets By The Numbers, here now are 11 through 15:

11
Rightful Owner(s): Wayne Garret & Tim Tuefel
Rent-A-Met: None

Comment: Yes Tuefel was a Twin first, but he became a Met and has managed and coached in the system for several years now.

12
Rightful Owner(s): John Stearns & Ron Darling
Rent-A-Met: Willie Randolph

Comment: Randolph was and always will be a Yankee. Stearns was robbed of an opportunity to manage this team.

13
Rightful Owner(s): Edgardo Alfonzo
Rent-A-Met: Billy Wagner

Comment: Fonzie was perhaps the one true Met on the 1999-2000 playoff teams.

14
Rightful Owner(s): Gil Hodges
Rent-A-Met: None

Comment: Gil was a Dodger first, but will always be remembered as a Met as well. You know the Mets will trot out his widow Joan to take down the Game #14 sign.

15
Rightful Owner(s): Jerry Grote
Rent-A-Met: Carlos Beltran

Comment: When he’s not rustling cattle, Grote was a helluva defensive catcher. Beltran on the other hand has many years to go before being considered a Met.

>The Apple isn't coming to Citi Field

> More Apple distraction. They are getting us mentally ready for a new Apple. We want this Apple. Note the wag-the-dog in this article from mlb.com. Like the Apple is going to dissolve if someone sticks it on a flat-bed truck. Can someone come up with a picture of the Apple being used at Ebbett’s field? Maybe that will work. Also interesting is that’s it’s OK if someone buries a Yankees jersey.

NEW YORK — Citi Field may have a something-less-than-new component.

The Mets’ new home next season may have a piece of their current home — the Apple. No matter what, a home run apple will be installed just beyond the outfield wall — as it is at Shea Stadium — but this one will be left of center. And according to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, it hasn’t yet been determined whether the old one can handle the move or whether a replacement will be necessary.

Ah, apple turnover.

Wilpon said the Mets haven’t guarded against some unscrupulous soul placing a piece of opponents’ paraphernalia at Citi Field as someone supposedly did with the new Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees, knowing precisely where to dig, removed a David Ortiz T-shirt from under a block of cement at their construction site in April.

“And as soon as they did, what happened?” Wilpon said. “Ortiz started hitting, right? He’d been in a slump, and then boom, as soon as they dug it up.

“We’ll just let it stay there.”