Once again it’s time to grab your favorite morning drink, kick your feet up, and get your daily dose of Mets in the Papers.
Denis Hamill, “Ghosts of Shea Haunt Greedy Mets”
Ever since they tore down working-class Shea and replaced it with a stadium named after a failing bank, and designed around luxury boxes for yuppies, the team has been cursed. The Ghosts of Shea set loose a pox, causing so much carnage that they should change the name from Citi Field to Potter’s Field.
Brian Lewis, “Beltran Back in Citi Tonight”
“I’ve been working to come back, so that’s my ultimate goal,” Beltran said in a team release after Sunday’s fifth and final rehab game for the Cyclones. “I haven’t spoken to Omar or the trainers yet about coming back, but I feel like I can come back and play. I’m ready.”
Marty Noble, “Shea Stadium’s Open Letter to Citi Field”
The Mets’ home season, their first at Citi Field, has 12 games remaining. It hardly has gone according to plan. Citi is where the Mets hang their hats these days. And Citi hangs its head after 69 games. It hardly is the first ballpark to deal with abject disappointment. Shea Stadium was quite familiar with the experience.
Steve Popper, “Mets Assistant GM Ricco Not After the Boss’ Job”
“I’m really comfortable doing what I do and doing it well. So far it’s worked out well. He knows that about me. For me, the way I see it the best is him running things and me helping him do that and us winning.”
Anthony Rieber, “Reasons to Watch Mets? Let Us Count Them”
That’s pretty much it. The Mets are about 2010 now. Five months to pitchers and catchers.
It says something about him,” Luis Castillo said. “I could understand a player saying he should get even more rest so he might get even better, but he wants to play. He wants to be with the team. He wants to give the team a pick-up and be ready for next year.
Adam Rubin, “Tobi To Be With Mets”
Righthander Tobi Stoner is expected to join the Mets on Tuesday with the completion of Triple-A Buffalo’s season. The 24-year-old Stoner, a 16th-round pick in 2006 out of Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia, went 7-7 with a 3.96 ERA in 16 starts for the Bisons.
When asked about Sheffield, the manager said, “I don’t foresee him playing.” And he described Delgado as “pretty close to being out” for the rest of the season.
Let’s Go MetsÂ !