New York Mets


A’s need to right mistake they made in ’13 & bring back Colon for ’17-’18

A’s may have the chance to fix the mistake they made with Bartolo Colon There are rumors. That’s all they are however, rumors. The rumors are about everyone’s favorite pitcher. Back on May 8th of this year I wrote about this pitcher and the cult following he’s developed. It’s only developed recently, even though he’s played 19 seasons in the big leagues. Of course I am talking about Bartolo Colon. Colon began developing a following during the 2013 season while playing in Oakland. At the age of 40 he put up numbers that were as good or better than the year […]

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Jays defeat O’s, MadBum vs. Thor

This is likely a recap that you already know, if you follow baseball regularly. If you do not that’s ok. Last night’s American League Wild Card Game – while intense – is somewhat easy to condense (not meant to rhyme – sorry).  The AL Wild Card one-game playoff between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles took place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last night. The weather was nice and for the first time since 1985 (when Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox was the Jays’ skipper) the Blue Jays hosted an open air postseason game.  According to […]


OTD in Baseball History: Mike Piazza hits most iconic HR of his career

On September 21, 2001 Major League Baseball resumed play after stopping play for 11 days. The terrorists’ attacks of 9/11/01 had left the entire country in shock and the city of New York in complete disarray. The mourning period for the thousands of lives lost that day, now 15 years later, still continues but on a much more mild scale. The first game played in the city New York was between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. The stadium was filled with American flags, mourning people and a still a sense of American pride. The […]

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Bartolo Colon: baseball’s first cult hero

Bartolo’s got a cult following!  (*and I didn’t even start it but I will be a part of it!! LOL! #TeamBartolo!) Everyone loves Bartolo Colon. The 42-year-old has wowed the baseball community not just his incredible command when he pitches but his crazy defensive plays, happy-go-lucky attitude and, most interestingly, his antics at the plate. He’s got a following and has truly become what you might call a cult hero. It’s strange, however, because Colon was once suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone. He seems to be one of a select few players who’s been forgiven. The only […]


Bartolo Colon takes James Shields deep for first career home run!

Bartolo Colon hits first career home run!! #TEAMBARTOLO BABY!!! WOOOO!!!   Your browser does not support iframes. My life is seriously complete! I could die (after I finish writing this of course!) and be completely happy! My main man in baseball (and most of you know this from reading my blog or following me on Twitter or Facebook), actually probably on the entire planet, is Bartolo Colon!  I’ll admit I wasn’t a fan until the lovable, always happy pitcher became a member of the Oakland Athletics in 2012. In 2013, and I still hold this to be true, I was […]

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Was dropping Utley’s suspension the right choice?

Los Angeles Dodgers’ second baseman Chase Utley was suspended two games after he made an aggressive slide “into” second base during the National League Division Series against the New York Mets last year. The result of the slide, which was nowhere near the base, was a broken left leg to Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada. The umpires initially said the play was legal, however Major League Baseball handed down the suspension the following day. Utley appealed the suspension and ultimately did not miss any postseason games. He was, until Sunday, supposed to be suspended the first two games of the 2016 […]


The lone Montreal Expo left standing: Bartolo Colon

In the already legendary career of Bartolo Colon, why wouldn’t he be the last Expo left? This shouldn’t be too surprising. You know me and what I am going to say next, right? Oh yeah ….  #TEAMBARTOLO!! I know, I know … that’s what I always say, but quite honestly this is a miraculous thing. I mean it’s miraculous that he’s still dominant at 42. It’s miraculous that he’s still playing at 42. It’s insane that he had eight hits for the New York Mets last season at age 41 (and having always been on the chubby side) – a […]

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3 fun lessons we learned during the first week of spring ’16

With one week of spring training in the books, here are the top three things we learned It’s’ the beginning of a new season. Spring Training began as pitchers and catchers reported late last week and position players started to arrive early on this week.  Of course there are going to be at least a few interesting situations that will go down in this first week or two of Spring Training. It happens every year beginning with almost every player declaring “I’m in the best shape of my life” to there being so many new faces on some of the […]


Popularity of opt-out clauses and Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes signs for three-years with Mets, includes one-year opt-out Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t looking for a three-year deal and it was rumored that the Washington Nationals were willing to give him the five-year, $100 million deal he was, more or less, looking for. Even more rumors whispered that he was holding out on the Nationals for a sixth year. They went further still saying that the outfielder, who went on a two month tear that helped turn the New York Mets’ 2015 season around after they acquired him from the Detroit Tigers at the July 31st trade deadline, wanted to stay […]

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“The Kid” goes into the HOF in record-breaking style

Ken Griffey Jr. aka  The Kid and Mike Piazza are elected into the Hall of Fame The 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame class, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers Association of American, will consist of center fielder Ken Griffey Jr and one of the game’s greatest catchers, Mike Piazza. “The Kid” as Junior was usually called was an icon in Washington playing for the Seattle Mariners for the first 11 seasons of his career. I remember during the 1995 playoffs I actually rooted for Seattle because I had a total crush (at 14) on the kid […]