Mets To Play Last Place Team This Weekend


This Kazmir guy on The Rays seems to be good. Hopefully the Mets will develop a prospect like him some day and trade him away for a garbage pitcher.

19,976 in attendance. Lame.

Well the Mets get to throw both Santana and Rain against the last place New York Yankees on Friday night.

Yankee Panic hasn’t set in domestically yet…but it has overseas!

It’s that time of year again. Yankee haters everywhere are watching the scoreboard, assessing statistics, checking the standings and monitoring the local New York tabloids, all in a bid to answer one simple question: is this the year that the Yankees finally miss out on the post-season? Yes, I know it’s early; but for the dedicated band of Bomber bashers, it’s never too soon to speculate on whether or not this will be the first playoffs without Pinstripes since 1993.

It’s been an extraordinary run for New York, which includes four World Series titles, six American League pennants and 10 division titles, all under departed manager Joe Torre. If they can earn a play-off berth in 2008 with new skipper Joe Girardi leading the team, it will be for the 14th consecutive season, reminiscent of Atlanta’s unprecedented streak of 14 straight division titles. Can they do it? Certainly. Will they? Probably not, even with their hefty payroll of over $207m.

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/05/15/this_is_the_year_the_yankees_m.html

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>The Opposing View

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A good post on Miraclemets.net. http://miraclemets.net/?p=598

I have all I can stands and I can stands no more. I am sick and tired of watching Mets home games where the story of the game becomes “Hey, listen to Mets fans boo (so-and-so).” This has become an on-going storyline in 2008, and I’m tired of it. As a Mets fan, I am becoming embarrassed by our home crowds. They are booing good players, they are booing bad players, there are stories as to which players “deserve” booing (as if any home player truly deserves to be booed unless they are showing a noticeable lack of effort). I’m tired of it – it needs to stop.

That’s the first paragraph and the rest is here

The Opposing View

A good post on Miraclemets.net. http://miraclemets.net/?p=598

I have all I can stands and I can stands no more. I am sick and tired of watching Mets home games where the story of the game becomes “Hey, listen to Mets fans boo (so-and-so).” This has become an on-going storyline in 2008, and I’m tired of it. As a Mets fan, I am becoming embarrassed by our home crowds. They are booing good players, they are booing bad players, there are stories as to which players “deserve” booing (as if any home player truly deserves to be booed unless they are showing a noticeable lack of effort). I’m tired of it – it needs to stop.

That’s the first paragraph and the rest is here

>The Essential Mets Games

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Are these really the essential games? Or the games they happen to have tape of?

• 1969 World Series Game 4
• 1986 NLCS Game 3
• 1986 World Series Game 6
• 1999 NLCS Game 5
• Sept. 21, 2001 game vs. the Braves
• May 19, 2006 game vs. the Yankees

Personally I’d love to see the return of Tom Seaver in 1983, the Terry Pendleton game, and the night against the Reds where McDowell and Orosco flip flopped…but that wasn’t at Shea.

>Rays Sign Kazmir, Nobody Comes To Stadium

> So the Rays have Kazmir signed thru 2011 with an option for 2012. I like that the Rays are trying to hold on to their young talent. Seems like someone down there knows what they are doing. In case you’re wondering, Victor Zambrano is pitching for Colorado Springs.

The fans need to do better. 20,936 for a game against the Yankees. Heard Ken Singleton say they hadn’t lost at home in a month. Show up guys.

“No question, the Rays are a hungry team,” said Hank Steinbrenner. “That’s what our team has to get back.”