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Nice article here from Ted Berg where he tries to reassure Mets fans that things are not as bad as they seem.
9/8/2010-11:27am at 11:27 am (UTC -4)
My 1st impression – Ted’s site loads even slower than ours.
9/8/2010-11:42am at 11:42 am (UTC -4)
I think it’s all the taco pictures.
but I’ve never had a problem with his site loading. Although this one is much better since the move, much much better.
9/8/2010-11:47am at 11:47 am (UTC -4)
I think in this instance I happened to click on the above link to Ted’s article at the same moment that he posted a link to it on twitter so it was likely traffic jam of sorts.
9/8/2010-12:34pm at 12:34 pm (UTC -4)
Ours is among the VERY slowest sites I come across while working many hours every day at a computer.
All of the ads and Twitter and other media stuff makes it load slower than icy molasses running uphill.
9/8/2010-12:41pm at 12:41 pm (UTC -4)
You use broadband? When you say slow what r we talkin about 4 seconds as opposed to 2?
9/8/2010-12:43pm at 12:43 pm (UTC -4)
I find it loads ok on Chrome and Firefox. Internet Explore just sucks for this website.
9/8/2010-12:45pm at 12:45 pm (UTC -4)
Depends on what version of IE. I have no problems with IE 8 and it loading. The further down the slower and more issues become present.
9/8/2010-12:49pm at 12:49 pm (UTC -4)
I am online all day and on and off at night and some times during the weekends.
I cannot really believe I am among the first to mention this—all of the stuff all over the page (maybe combined with our server) makes the pages often very slow to load.
Yes, often longer than 4-5 seconds. And again, I am on many different business, music, news, sports, and misc sites all day, and with very, very few exceptions ours is among the very slowest.
9/8/2010-12:53pm at 12:53 pm (UTC -4)
well I use firefox with adblock and i’d guess average load is 4 seconds for me. Yes there are times it takes longer but overall on this site so far it hasn’t been a problem.
Yes others load like in 2 seconds flat but I never thought it a problem that ours took longer.
9/8/2010-12:55pm at 12:55 pm (UTC -4)
Price you have to pay. Our readers demand a lot of things. The ads themselves are not what slows things down. It’s the widgets. However, many of our readers come to the site for those very widgets. I could imagine I could take down the facebook widget but then again it’s one of the few times a day I see my wife.
9/8/2010-1:03pm at 1:03 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, I understand. I also use Firefox with adblock.
9/8/2010-12:40pm at 12:40 pm (UTC -4)
Wow, I did just try to read it, and it is so slow I could not even wait!
9/8/2010-12:04pm at 12:04 pm (UTC -4)
Ted Berg like Grave has a great way of describing a situation.
“The Mets are a poorly run operation that seems to have stumbled into a crop of decent young players. I have no idea if they intentionally chose not to trade any prospects the couple of seasons or just couldn’t get their act together to do so, but either way, they mishandled Mejia and even Evans this season.”
9/8/2010-12:06pm at 12:06 pm (UTC -4)
I don’t agree on the mishandling but hey it’s a nice article.
9/8/2010-12:28pm at 12:28 pm (UTC -4)
Ted writes some good stuff. even though he is fixated on sandwiches and taco bell.
I also happen to agree that the Mets are not already locked into sucking next year. Yes, a few things need to go right for them to be in the playoff picture (but that goes for every team in the NL too).
but much of the Met “must go rights” are not that far fetched. Just basic stuff, like Reyes managing to stay on the field, and Bay and Beltran (OK, at tlest Bay) approaching career norms for the year.
9/8/2010-12:31pm at 12:31 pm (UTC -4)
9/8/2010-12:39pm at 12:39 pm (UTC -4)
It’s not even about career norms anymore for me.
It is about getting the big hit or big out when needed. It is about does this core group of players have what it takes to get the job done?
A question that with this team if everyone was completely healthy in 2010 I wonder if they could still beat the Phillies in a winner take all game?
9/8/2010-12:42pm at 12:42 pm (UTC -4)
If it was May? Yes, we could beat the Phils.
After mid-August? No way in hell.
Sorry TRS, but I sure as hell hope the Rays or the Twins make the WS so I don’t have to root for the Phils again.
9/8/2010-12:44pm at 12:44 pm (UTC -4)
Thing is they really don’t have to. That’s not how it works. The Mets record against the Phillies this year is 6-6 and what has it gotten them? Does not seem to hurt the Phillies that they have under-performed vs the Mets. The Mets are .500 or better vs the Phillies, Yanks, Cards, Pads, Twins, Rockies, Dodgers and more. The problem lies where they can’t beat the Dbacks, Marlins and Nats.
9/8/2010-12:46pm at 12:46 pm (UTC -4)
Your are correct but you are leaving out 1 big factor. Those games were not games with playoff implications or division lead implications.
9/8/2010-12:51pm at 12:51 pm (UTC -4)
Those games they always win and we have not won since Game 6 of the 2006 NLCS.
We have lost every last big game since then and they win all of them. As they retake 1st place in Sept. Again.
Regular season results mean so little, and the 1988 NLCS still remains exhibit A of this fact.
I guess. That’s debatable as well as we know that games in April count the same as ones in September. I guess you could argue that the ones in September have more pressure but really they should not. The Mets knew in April that they every game with Philly was big.
9/8/2010-12:58pm at 12:58 pm (UTC -4)
“I guess you could argue that the ones in September have more pressure but really they should not.”
Welcome to the term meaningful games in September.
9/8/2010-1:01pm at 1:01 pm (UTC -4)
Hmmm, not sure that is the same thing but I see your point. Meaningful games in September to me implies that you are still in the race and not in the Mets current position.
9/8/2010-1:08pm at 1:08 pm (UTC -4)
Yes agreed “still in the race” meaning the outcome of those games will decide if you do or don’t make the post season.
Something that the Mets have shown since 2007 an ability at not being able to be good at.
Hence why the original comment to begin with.
If everyone was completely healthy in 2010 I wonder if they could still beat the Phillies in a winner take all game?
9/8/2010-1:13pm at 1:13 pm (UTC -4)
Well by virtue of simply being 1 of 2 participants in the contest they’d have a chance but I think Las Vegas would make the Phillies the heavy favorite and not just to get New York money on an underdog.
9/8/2010-1:15pm at 1:15 pm (UTC -4)
If healthy, I would give it a 50/50 chance.
9/8/2010-1:21pm at 1:21 pm (UTC -4)
I guess 50/50 chance is just as good as any other number since it is something that will never be proven. For me though I have a hard time giving the Mets that good a shot. when I look at their overall body of work under this regime.
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