Alright, I have only three minutes, so my first few thoughts—– Delgado—-I told everybody so! I clamored for a year and a half back to the winter of ’04 that he was the most important player for the Mets to acquire. As a long time Blue Jay fan I’m a huge fan of his. Yesterday [Read More...]

Response To Postseason Day One

A’S @ TWINS, CARDINALS @ PADRES Well the A’s and the Cardinals both took charge against their favored opponents on the road yesterday. Interestingly they did so in completely appropriate fashion—-with their aces and the star sluggers that were the big stories of their respective seasons. CARPENTER AND ZITO Chris Carpenter made another case for [Read More...]

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...]

Down South Played Live!

On Tom’s current tour he has been reluctant to play many songs from his wonderful new album, “Highway Companion,” as he is sensitive to avoid alienating audiences with unfamiliar, new material to the point of underestimating his new songs’ ability to immediately grab audiences and their popularity on the sales charts already. People know the [Read More...]


Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to stop by and briefly or not so briefly peruse the new blog. In the coming weeks, I will start to provide more discussion of the Mets and philosophy and movies (particularly Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as promised. I hope to continue to [Read More...]

Happy Birthday To Benmont Tench—-

the amazingly talented piano/keyboard/organ player and back up singer of the Heartbreakers turns older today. Besides being an awesome influence on the band who flavors every song perfectly with the piano/keyboard/organ and who helped prevent the Heartbreakers in the 80s from turning to the disastrous synthetic means of music production by insisting on “real instruments” [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...]