— Days Without Shea —


by Kingman on January 31 at 2:23PM
So #MetsOnBroadway is a trending topic on Twitter today. The Twitterati are outdoing themselves mocking the Mets through bastardized show names.

Some examples:

The Light in the Piazza

How to Succeed in Baseball Without Really Playing

Annie Get Your Glove (And Can You Play SS?)

The Full Aspromonte

The Kenny Rogers Follies

The Threepenny Organization

Beatomania

American idiots

Phantom Of The Outfield (The story of Jason Bay)

Bye Bye Bernie

The Lion Kingman (Love that one!!!)







(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)



http://www.loge13.com/img/JohnFranco.JPG
Just announced today:

The Mets just announced that John Franco has been elected to the team's Hall of Fame.

The Mets Hall of Fame now has 26 members. The previous Hall of Fame members in order of the year they were inducted are: Joan Payson (1981); Casey Stengel (1981); Gil Hodges (1982); George M. Weiss (1982); Johnny Murphy (1983); William A. Shea (1983); Ralph Kiner (1984); Bob Murphy (1984); Lindsey Nelson (1984); Bud Harrelson (1986); Rusty Staub (1986); Tom Seaver (1988); Jerry Koosman (1989); Ed Kranepool (1990); Cleon Jones (1991); Jerry Grote (1992); Tug McGraw (1993); Mookie Wilson (1996); Keith Hernandez (1997); Gary Carter (2001); Tommie Agee (2002); Frank Cashen (2010); Dwight Gooden (2010); Davey Johnson (2010) and Darryl Strawberry (2010).

So what do you think? Of these 26 names, not sure if this one fits. Yes he was a longtime presence in the bullpen and had some good years. He also almost killed a few residents of Loge13. Any other Mets you think should be on this list instead?


[January 29, 2012 11:13 PM]  |  link  |  reply
MLB Ballparks said

Franco was before my time but it sounds to me that his induction has been met with some negative reception from Mets fans. Can't be all that bad.


(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)



Filed under: Baseball | Ex-Mets | Mets
by Kingman on January 26 at 9:21AM
http://www.loge13.com/assets_c/2009/07/DSCN0068-thumb-525x393-10432.jpg
According to the NY Post, the second Jason Isringhausen era may be over.

Mets officials say there may be "no fit" for Izzy. The team has made quite a few bullpen moves this offseason, acquiring Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez to go along with Manny Acosta, Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell.

Will this be enough? Probably not. But I guess the team figures they got all they could out of Izzy and his 39-year-old arm. Word was Izzy also mentored many of the young guys so perhaps there is still a chance he could come back in some coaching role if no other teams pick him up.





[January 29, 2012 11:19 PM]  |  link  |  reply
MLB Ballparks said

I wouldn't say that the Mets don't see room for Isringhausen, they just don't want to shell out the money. It's obvious.


(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)



by Kingman on January 25 at 12:03PM
News from the music business world today, independent music publisher Spirit Music Group is acquiring the music catalog of Peter Townshend for an undisclosed amount.

As part of the deal, Mr. T. is selling his interest in the copyright to approximately 350 tunes, including "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Why am I telling you this? So I have an excuse to post this vintage clip from The Who's appearance at Shea Stadium. Hard to believe this gig was 30 years ago. I can remember hearing this show from my childhood bedroom in Jamaica Queens, which is about 15 miles away from Shea.







(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)



by Kingman on January 24 at 12:16PM
Shea_Citi.jpgIt only took three years but the Mets are already dismantling Citi Field.

With the fences coming in, chunks of the former outfield wall are going out. You can go to the Mets auction site to place your bids.

Among the highlights: the Jackie Robinson #42, bidding starts at $900. So far there are zero bids. No word on whether or not the JR tribute is being replaced. Perhaps this was a Butch Huskie tribute all along.

The only wall items getting any bidding are the post-season pennant panels (see complete list).

Still, the 1986 panels have no bids, probably because the opening price is $1,500. C'mong sports fans, get your bids in. The Wilpons gotta trial coming up and these lawyers don't come free.


[January 25, 2012 12:12 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Mike said

I guess because they're painting the wall blue is why the numbers and pennants are leaving? Because they belong on the wall. I hope they're planning on still having the numbers and pennants next season.


(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

































Site Map | Contact Us | About Us | Advertise With Us