The Mets Clutch Home Runs Added to MLB’s #THIS Campaign

The NY Mets completed an AMAZIN 3-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, and you will be hard pressed to find a more exciting series up to this point in the season.

The Mets had to come from behind in all 3 games to beat the Nationals and they did it in dramatic fashion. MLB captured 2 of the biggest moments in the series in their #THIS campaign

#THIS is meant to show you why baseball is great!

Here are other Mets’ moments that are part of the #THIS campaign

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

5 Tips for “New” NY Mets Fans…

As of today the New York Mets are in 1st place, 8-games above .500, with 54-games left in the season.

That’s right, you read that correctly!

The Mets and their loyal fan base (which includes me) have had an eventful 14-days since they made their first move before the trade deadline (July 31st at 4pm).

  • Wilmer Flores shed tears when he thought he was part of deal that would bring Carlos Gomez back to NYC
  • The Carlos Gomez deal falls thru and Flores earns the sympathy of Mets fans and many in baseball
  • The Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes, the big bat they so desperately needed right before the trade deadline expired
  • Shaking off the tears from 2-days prior Flores hits a walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals to start a series sweep that would vault the Mets into 1st place

For loyal Mets fans who have not seen a winning season since 2008, we welcome the joys of a winning season and a pennant race. And we also welcome the band wagon fans, but here are a couple of tips for all you “New” Mets’ fans….

5. No one cares you haven’t watched the Mets since Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson played

4. There is more to Citi Field than just Shake Shack

3. Don’t EVER, EVER, EVER bring up Luis Castillo 

2. Don’t talk about the Mets still paying Bobby Bonilla, IT”S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!!!

1. It’s called Citi Field, not Shea Stadium. You simple fuck the Mets haven’t played at Shea since 2008!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

 

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels takes it back to the Old School

So this might be the 1st and last time I EVER give a Philadelphia Philly any credit.

As a Mets fan I hate the Phillies, not as much as I hate the Yankees but it’s still hate!

But I have to give props to Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels for taking it back to the old school; it was just the other day that I was watching the Colorado Rockies playing the Mets and the Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler (who is not that good) hit a homerun.  Instead of just taking his victory lap, Fowler had to add a bat flip to homerun trot.  I explained to my friend that you just don’t do that, and back in the day either Fowler would be intentional hit by the pitcher or the teams best player would be hit.

It’s about playing the game the RIGHT way…..

So when Cole Hamels hit Washington Nationals young phenom Bryce Harper in the 1st inning Sunday, I have to admit I could appreciate the way Cole Hamels is playing the game.

“I was trying to hit him…  I’m not going to deny it.”

“That’s something I grew up watching, that’s kind of what happened. So I’m just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it. I remember when I was a rookie the strike zone was really, really small and you didn’t say anything because that’s the way baseball is…”  – Cole Hamels

Hamels was well aware of the situation as he did it on national TV (ESPN); Harper is a phenom that has been talked about ever since he was drafted by the Nationals.  Harper has a reputation for being cocky and without a doubt Hamels knew this.

“It’s just, ‘Welcome to the big leagues.’ “

Also credit to Bryce Harper as he took the beaning in stride, I would not have been shocked if Harper had rushed the mound to get at Hamels.  Instead Harper took his base and even score as he stole home on Hamels; again playing the game the right way.

Good job by Hamels and Harper!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – Jim Riggleman, Another Punk Ass Manager

So we have another MLB manager quitting on his team in mid-season; WTH is going on!  What happened to managers showing their players that giving up is not the thing to do, no matter what.

1st there was Edwin Rodriguez who quit on the Florida Marlins after suffering thru a 1-18 June and now we have Jim Riggleman quitting on the Washington Nationals while the team is playing some of the best baseball they have EVER played.

I can’t condone quitting of any type but in the case of Rodriguez you can probably argue the team was no longer responding him and it was time to move on (still he should have let the team fire him instead of quitting).

As for Riggleman, this kat resigned from the Nationals after they had a great win and again they have been playing some great baseball.  The team seems like it is finally coming together and everything is clicking for them; and they are doing this while they have some GREAT prospects flying through their minor league systems.

So why would Riggleman quit what looks to be a great situation??

Apparently Riggleman was upset that the Nationals were not picking up his 2012 option until further discussion at the end of the season.  Riggleman wanted more security and the Nationals were not hearing that, so Riggleman quit.

He quit on every player that played hard everyday for him and he in my opinion committed the most selfish act!  Baseball is a game where sacrifice is key and it is not about one players stats; unfortunately Riggleman let his stats get in the way.

What would we (fans) ever do if an athlete decided in mid-season that since his team failed to pickup his contract option that he would just stop playing and resign?

The media and fans would criticize that player until there was no end!

If Riggleman gets a new job, I wonder if he would support his players when they complain about their contracts.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!