— Days Without Shea —


Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on February 28 at 7:38PM

If you lived through the 1980’s, then you are probably still trying to recover from the 1980’s. Culturally speaking, the eighties were the most challenged decade ever, from bad hair to bad music to bad dancing to bad clothes.

And this video captures it all. Apparently the 1986 Dodgers thought it would be a good idea to record a song and video called “Baseball Boogie Bunch.” If you ever wanted to hear Orel Hershiser rap, your dreams are about to come true.

Loge13 pal Don Hahn Solo sent this along, with the note “I will never bust on lets go mets go again.” 



[February 28, 2008 8:46 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Stormy said

That is one crazy video. 80's cheesiness at its finest.

[March 1, 2008 9:44 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

This is really horrible, amazing they talked the players into doing this junk, but it is Tinseltown!

[March 8, 2008 11:31 PM]  |  link  |  reply
metsilverman.com said

Wow! Orel and Jerry Reuss have...wow!


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Pelfrey0731Break up the Mets!

Spring Training games have begun today. The Mets are playing the Tigers. Here is the starting lineup, courtesy of MetsBlog.com:

OF Angel Pagan
OF Brady Clark
DH Marlon Anderson
OF Ryan Church
C Ramon Castro
2B Ruben Gotay
1B Michel Abreu
3B Anderson Machado
SS Anderson Hernandez
Mike Pelfrey

Pelfrey is already done. Newsday’s david Lennons wrote: “Close the book on Mike Pelfrey, who endured a 2 1/2-hour bus ride for roughly 20 minutes of work. Pelfrey pitched two scoreless innings, allowing an infield single to Magglio Ordonez and striking out one.”

Pelfrey is looking to have a strong spring. ATM there is no room for him in the starting rotation but if he pitches up to his potential 9as Mike started to do last September), the Mets may have some tough choices.



[February 27, 2008 4:04 PM]  |  link  |  reply
The GM said

What is your outlook for Pelfrey and Maine this year?

[February 28, 2008 8:55 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

I think Maine will have another good year. He lost steam at the end of 2007 but now has a couple full seasons behind him and should have the arm strength to go deeper. No doubt Pelfrey will be in the rotation at some point this year. I like Hernandez but he would be a better fit in the bullpen and less prone to long DL stints if he relinquished his starter's post.


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Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on February 27 at 10:53AM

MetsSilvermanMatthew Silverman, author of four books on the Mets, has launched his first blog. You can check it out here or at Metsilverman.com.

Matthew’s books include:

– 100 Things Mets Fans Need to Know and Do Before They Die
– Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number
– Meet the Mets 2008: An Annual Guide to New York Mets Baseball
– Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!

They are all available on Amazon.

There are many reasons to like Matthew’s work. Firstly, there’s this item in his FAQ:

Why do you bash Citi Field so often?

Because it’s new. I like old stuff. The old uniforms, the old hats, the old stadium, the old peanut vendors. One thing I don’t like is old players. The game is about youth and the only people my age the Mets should have under contract are coaches, front office peeps, program sellers, beer guys, and ushers.

Secondly, in the book “100 Things Mets Fans
Should Know and Do Before They Die,” Loge13.com is listed as both top 10 Mets Web sites and credited in helping find out the nitty gritty on the
Beatles in 1965. Thanks!

And Matthew has a nice link to the Doomsday clock. So check out his site and buy his books. And good luck Matthew!




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by Kingman on February 26 at 7:57PM

Pelfrey-709447The Mets start their Spring Training 2008 exhibition schedule Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Baseball is getting started again.

Forget Ground Hogs day. This game means spring is just about here. When Pelfrey takes the mound and sees his shadow tomorrow, a new season has begun.

Sadly, it will also mean there are only 214 days left until the last official game at Shea Stadium. But lets not go there just now.

More game details from Marty Noble:

Mike Pelfrey, competing for a place in the Mets' starting rotation, is to start, opposite Jeremy Bonderman in the 1:05 p.m. ET game. But few regulars will make the trip for the Mets, who are to play the Cardinals in Jupiter on Thursday before playing their first game at home, Friday against the Cardinals.

Right fielder Ryan Church, reserve catcher Ramon Castro and Marlon Anderson are to make the trip to Lakeland. Inclement weather is forecast. More regulars are likely to play Thursday.

Besides Pelfrey, the Mets will bring three pitchers, who probably will figure in the Opening Day plans -- middle relievers Matt Wise and Jorge Sosa and left-handed setup man Pedro Feliciano.

And if you haven’t already, go over to SpringTrainin08.com. DepressedFan.com Brian has built THE Compendium to every team’s Spring Training. You will love it. Or my name is not Kingman.

Actually my name’s not Kingman but you get the idea…



[February 27, 2008 9:23 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Cardinal70 said

It's a great time of year, isn't it?


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by Kingman on February 26 at 1:50PM
It has been 24 hours since the Mets unveiled their official Citi Field logo. Now that the world has had a day to catch its collective breath, what’s the verdict?

Small_citi

“Underwhelmed” seems to be the consensus.

Over at the Star Ledger, Jeremy Cothran wrote: “Hmm, Citi paid $20 million for this?” One commenter noted the similarity between this and the tilted Enron logo.

Enron

 

 

Queens blogger J Soul saw another resemblence: The Domino’s Pizza logo.

As for me, I think the new logo looks kinda corporate and conservative, which makes sense since it was designed by a large conservative corporation and probably was vetted by hundreds of executives and brand consultants before this final, safe work was unveiled. This could be a stadium logo..it could also be a key chain I got for opening a checking account. Then again, I never paid much attention to logos anyway so who cares. Lets just hope Citi Field treats its fans better than Enron treated its shareholders.

 




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