Postseason Predictions

NLDS Mets over Dodgers in 5 games. I’m optimistic, but not THAT optimistic. I was proud last night of Gary Cohen calling the Mets in a sweep. Way to be greedy! Seriously, I think the Mets are going to make this one uncomfortably interesting. I do think they are the better team and will prevail [Read More...]

Welcome Bandwagoners!

Unfortunately our Mets are likely to have few bandwagon jumpers this season because the Yankees have not let up on their decade of dominance. So, as much as we are surely experience a return of many fair weather fans, we are unlikely to be grabbing many new fans besides the younger, kid fans—who are probably [Read More...]

Pre-Postseason Thoughts

As we all know the general consensus on the Mets is that our starting pitching will either make or break us because supposedly “pitching wins in the playoffs” and because our staff of starting pitchers has been the least stable part of our team. And now we have lost Pedro. To my mind, our postseason [Read More...]

22 Year Old Rookie Marlin Pitches No Hitter!

Anibal Sanchez pitches the only no hitter of the past two years after being acquired from the Red Sox in the deal where the Marlins looked to be just handing Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell away for nothing. Talk about crazy like foxes, those Marlins executives, huh?? What a story. Don’t pity the Red Sox [Read More...]

Brad Ausmus’s Dad on Schopenhauer vs. Nietzsche

How serendipitous that today—the first day of obsessive blogging on my new blog that will talk a good deal about baseball and philosophy—the Mets’ broadcasters have called attention to the fact that Brad Ausmus’s dad has written a book purporting to be a Schopenhauerian critique of Nietzsche’s thought. That’s at least what I have inferred [Read More...]