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8/11/2010-12:37pm at 12:37 pm (UTC -4)
HAHA – good stuff. ‘What’s Up Dawg?’
Obviously I’ve only seen clips from various broadcasts of this melee but how is it that the only tossings were the two managers? Can’t believe Philips, Molina and Cueto didn’t get tossed as well.
8/11/2010-12:42pm at 12:42 pm (UTC -4)
Greg Prince over on Faith and Fear in Flushing was a guest of some family last night in one of the Empire Suites. His latest post is about that experience and the game last night.
Prior to the game he goes over to the Met Museum to get a look at the plaques for the 4 new members inducted in the HOF and picks up on this -which I’ve not seen mentioned anywhere else:
‘I wanted an up-close look at the four new plaques for our four new Hall of Famers. It gave me chills to see one for Frank Cashen, one for Davey Johnson, one for Darryl Strawberry and one, at last, for Dwight Gooden, Mets pitcher from 1984-1994.’
‘Except the plaque says he pitched for them from 1984-1995. Which he didnâ€™t. He wasnâ€™t under contract to the Mets in 1995. Doc was suspended by Major League Baseball in 1994 for violation of his Aftercare Program. He was cut loose during the strike, before the new year. All in 1994. Back among the Empire card collection, Docâ€™s Topps image is captioned with the correct dates. Other than it taking far too long to enshrine this quartet and establish a physical Hall of Fame, I canâ€™t think of a bigger mistake in this vein than getting an easily confirmed fact wrong. This is worse than the Game Seven â€œwinâ€ with which the Mets temporarily credited Sid Fernandez on the Fanwalk. Sidâ€™s middle relief really was the key to victory in 1986, Roger McDowellâ€™s gaining of the decision notwithstanding. Doc, on the other hand, did not pitch for the Mets in 1995. Doc was not a Met in 1995.’
‘So why does his plaque say he was?’
Good question. Only the NY Mets….
8/11/2010-1:13pm at 1:13 pm (UTC -4)
Everyone can slam me all they want, but I bet the Steinbrenner family did not make easily rectified mistakes like this.
The Met HOF shrine and all the rest was done this year as a cheap way to mollify fans after 2009, not because it was in the Wilpons’ plans or because their hearts were in it.
If this was the case, it would have been done for Citi’s opening, and without ridiculous mistakes.
8/11/2010-1:37pm at 1:37 pm (UTC -4)
I don’t know why these obvious, careless mistakes that are so public bother me but they do. The attention to detail is so lacking across the board.
8/11/2010-1:42pm at 1:42 pm (UTC -4)
It bothers me, but I know in my heart they’re mostly bureaucratic ones. They don’t reflect on things like how much the Wilpons care or if Omar’s going to get a SP. There is this level of ineptitude among all facets of the world. Think about how many times you see a road sign with an error, or a poster. I’m sure the Yankees have their fair share. (At least you’re allowed to go to the Mets Hall of Fame. Monument park is closed unless you get there super early, implying you’ll buy more food and water and drinks and souvenirs for the extra time in the park.)
8/11/2010-1:59pm at 1:59 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, intellectually I know you’re 100% right.
As a die hard NY Met fan, well dang….really would like to see a bit more pride on getting things right the first time…
I didn’t know that about Monument Park. That is really poor….
8/11/2010-2:02pm at 2:02 pm (UTC -4)
I sorta understood at the old place, dead center field, in the way, etc, but I can’t think of any legitimate reason why they close monument park during games.
8/11/2010-2:12pm at 2:12 pm (UTC -4)
Actually, from a “Yankees can do no wrong” standpoint taht some Mets fans seem to bring up, the Wikipedia article on Monument Park suggests that some fans are unhappy with it’s location and entrance, and have nicknamed it “Monument Cave”
8/11/2010-12:43pm at 12:43 pm (UTC -4)
Must say, between Phillips and Votto, the Reds have a hell of an attitude for a team whose last playoff appearance was 15 years ago.
Even WE have been to the postseason three whole times since they have!
8/11/2010-12:49pm at 12:49 pm (UTC -4)
thats the biggest problem with baseball. there is no animosity towards the other teams. I love when Reyes pisses off the other team, and Victorino does it, and Joba’s fist pump. I love all of it.
there needs to be more trash talking, more running over catchers and less camaraderie amongst opponents. This isn’t little league here.
8/11/2010-1:12pm at 1:12 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, when Reyes pissed off the Marlins a few years back then cowered behind Sandy Alomar SENIOR and let him take Olivo’s punch, yeah, I was real proud that day.
The 86 Mets knew how to fight and intimidate opponents and I loved every second of all of their brawls. With VERY few exceptions, this team has the nads the size of a midget hamster.
8/11/2010-1:05pm at 1:05 pm (UTC -4)
I saw this last night on TV. Funny stuff. Except for when they put John Hart or more than one sportswriter at at time on the panel their work is exemplary, informative and entertaining. I didn’t realize how bad life before the MLB Network was until it arrived. Can’t imagine not having it as a baseball fan.
8/11/2010-1:47pm at 1:47 pm (UTC -4)
I love it. As long as no one got hurt, this is definitely good for baseball and for rivalry.
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