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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Attention A's Fans - Place a Ticket Deposit, Get a Jersey

The A's are running a promotion right now - put a deposit on a full or partial plan for 2012, you get a free authentic gold jersey with the player of your choice.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Add the Cubs to the List

I now have a brand new Cubs hat.  This one didn't come from the Cubs, it came from WGN radio in Chicago.  It was a non-sponsored, officially licensed MLB adjustable Cubs home hat.  Totally cool of them. 

Just goes to show, it never hurts to ask.

My wife thinks I am nuts.  It's a good thing that hats don't take up a lot of space.

Kids Go Free Again at Citifield

The Mets are doing it again.  Kids are going free through September 1st.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Have a Logan Morrison Hat

The Marlins also came through.  I have a Logan Morrison #20 Florida Marlins giveaway hat from last Saturday's game.  My collection grows.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Great Comeback Batman!

One thing that you have to love about this year's team - they don't give up.  They're fun to watch.  They may be a .500 team, but they're a fun .500 team.

Red Sox Came Through Big

And this isn't for beating the Yankees.  The Red Sox sent me a hat.

They didn't even have a giveaway day this year, yet they sent me one anyway.  It's not a crappy hat either.  The exact opposite.  They sent me one of the best ones yet - an authentic MLB licensed Fenway Park Collection Boston Red Sox hat.

That was totally cool of them.

Thank you Sawx.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Murphy Out for the Year

He tore his knee.  Not the knee he tore last year.  This time he tore the other knee.

Poor guy.  I wonder if his future may be as a DH in the AL - a-la Edgar Martinez?

Billy Ripken Fuck Face Card

Gotta love that old school 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken fuck face card.  During his playing career, that was one of two things he was remembered for other than being Cal's little brother.

Bud Selig and the Ban

During his reign, Bud Selig has only banned one person - Marge Schott in 1996.  She was later reinstated in 1998 and was the last person that was banned by Major League Baseball.

Prior to Marge Schott, the most recent ban was attributed to Steve Howe in 1992 by Fay Vincent.   His ban was later reinstated by an arbitrator.

First Reyes, now Murphy

That didn't look good on Murphy's knee.  The top two sticks went down in the same game.

Jose Reyes Hurt Again

Stiffness in the hamstring.  Turner's playing second.

How long will he be out this time?

The Dead List Expands

There are now 17 dead teams.

Rays, Jays, Orioles, Twins, Royals, Athletics, Mariners - 7 in the American League
Mets, Marlins, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Astros, Rockies, Dodgers, Padres - 10 in the NL

Only 13 teams are left in the race.  Eight of them are in playoff positions.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dan Uggla's Hitting Streak

How about having a 26 game hitting streak to raise your batting average to .215?

Two More Teams Come Through

The Astros and Dodgers have now sent me promo hats.  The Astros from their July 20th game and the Dodgers from their July 24th game. 

The National League is far outpacing the American League and putting them to shame.

The tally to date - Yankees, Reds, Phillies, Brewers, Rockies, Dodgers and Astros. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two Days Without a Loss!!!

Well, it's because of a rainout and a day off tomorrow.  They'll be back to their losing ways on Friday.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Will Duda Do It Again?

Duda is leading off the bottom of the 9th.  Will the Mets hit a home run in the 9th to tie the game and send it to extra innings, only to lose it in the 10th for a third straight day?

I wonder what the Magic 8 Ball would say about that one?

AGGGHHHHH!!!!!

THREW THE BALL AWAY AND HANDED THE MARLINS THE LEAD!!!

Why did my Dad make me a Mets fan?

0-9 in Homestand Openers

I heard on the FAN tonight that the Mets are 0-9 in the opener of homestands this year.  That's zero for nine.  Do that and you're going to be under .500 at home.  Even just a paltry 4-5 in homestand openers would have them only 3.5 back and within breathing distance before this weekend's series with the Braves. 

Glad I Went to Bed in the 9th Last Night

I was beat last night and went to bed when the Mets were down 3-1 in the top of the 9th.  I didn't know they lost in in the 10th until I was listening to Boomer and Carton on my way to work this morning.

I'm glad I didn't see the comeback and subsequent blowing of the game.  Then I would have had heartburn while trying to sleep.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Or Is He?

Or did he talk his way back into the game?  We shall see.

Vasquez is Being Removed

He's been cruising for the Marlins tonight and is getting pulled after 87 pitches after 6 innings with a 3-1 lead.  Will this give the Mets a shot to get back in the game?

Rockies T-Shirt Night - August 19th

This was still listed as Uboldo Jimenez T-shirt night as of yesterday.  They even had a picture of the shirt being given away. It has now been changed to:

"Rockies Player T-Shirt Night"

I wonder if they printed 10,000 Jimenez shirts?