With all our problems with the bullpen here we are on August 14th in a tie for first place in the NL East. What a great night to be a Mets fan after a few night of agita. Gary and Mex were cracking wise on TV. Howie Rose and Wayne Hagin were serenading their listeners with TV Theme songs:


There’s a hold up in the Bronx,

Brooklyn’s broken out in fights.

There’s a traffic jam in Harlem

That’s backed up to Jackson Heights.

There’s a scout troop short a child,

Kruschev’s due at Idlewild

Car 54, Where Are You?


Ah life is grand in Metsville, at least for a day


I went to bed in the 6th inning of the Phillies-Dodgers last night because it’s good to get at least 5 hours sleep before doing a 12 hour shift at work so I missed Jeff Kent (I never thought I’d ever root for Jeff Kent as he was one miserable son of a bitch when he was a Met) and of course Nomah‘s wining HR. Green tea all around compliments of St Joseph of Torre!


Gangster  (as opposed to Gangsta’) City Councilman Hiram Monserrate, tried to strong arm a hearing in Manhattan last night on the proposed take over by NYC of Willets Point’s Iron Triangle. Monserrate is one of the biggest phonies in a chamber that is full of half assed lawmakers but from reading the Daily News account Monserrate is just play acting as an outraged hack. In the piece former Queens Boro Pres. Claire Shulman says that Monserrate told her not to worry the plan will go forward but he has to make noise to show his constituents that he’s fighting for them when we all know he’s fighting for a bigger kick back most likely in a cushy job to support his fat ass when term limits drive him out of office. Not once does Monserrate talk about the illegal dumping by the poor defenseless junk yard and chop shop operators in the Iron Triangle nor does he talk about the thousands of jobs that will be open to the people of Corona, Flushing and Jackson Heights when the Skill Sets plan for a hotel, shops and restaurants goes through. In fact I’ll get off Monserrates back when he gets the business owners of the Iron Triangle to pay all the fines they owe the city which is why a court will eventually allow the city to take over the properties via eminent domain.


Good news that Mike Piazza will be a guest during the last weekend of Shea. The Mets have done a piss poor job this year with honoring players and characters from the past 45 years of Shea’s excsistenace. How in the world can you not bring back old favorites like Banner Day, Senior Citizens Day and even working a deal with any local dairy to bring back milk cupons for tickets sweepstakes? We all know the rich and famous of Mets history but how about bringing back guys like JC Martin, Duffy Dyer, Willie Montanez, Al Weis, Pete Falcone, Ken Boswell, Teddy Martinez and the family of the Late Danny Frisella. That’s what the Mets and being a Mets fan is all about those players who were never stars but they were ours. Name me another team with a George “The Stork” Theodore? If there was anyone in the Mets organization with an once of creativity and smarts they would have put a day like this together. How about a day of not sucky music over the awful PA system but just the melodies of Lady Jane Jarvis? I’m sure Miss Jane could lend out a few of her Greatest Hits for that. And how about some mention of our Grand Dame Joan Whitney Payson who without here there wouldn’t have be a New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, sure Bill Shea did all the leg work and God bless his soul for that but Madam Joan put up the dough. The Red Sox just had what they call a Futures Day at Fenway Park this weekend a good old fashion pay one price get two games doubleheader featuring two of their minor league teams in action, I don’t know about you but I would go to Shea to see the Bingo Mets and the NOLA Zephyrs play and as I said in previous post make it a Day at Shea with church bazaar/block party/festival atmosphere. Sorry for the run on paragraph kids but it kills me that there is so much potential to keep the fan base happy and involved but the origination of the team I love is run by a bunch of dumb asses and it frustrates the living shit out of me.

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  1. If you bring Falcone back then I demand a Steve Henderson appearance!

  2. I was there the day that Ralph Garr hit that fly ball to the gap that brought Theodore and Don Hahn closer than they ever thought that they would be, very ugly. If Mr. Hahn is still with us, does he not need to be invited as well?? We also need a tribute to the man with the hamstrings of peanut brittle, Mr. John Milner.

  3. They need to have one of my favorites there,
    This player was the hitting star of Opening Day 1983.
    irth Name: Michael Frederic Howard
    Nickname: Mike
    Born On: 04-02-1958
    Place of Birth Data Born In: Seattle, Washington
    Zodiac: Aries
    Died On: Still Living
    Place of Death Data Died In: Still Living
    Cemetery: n/a

    College: None Attended
    Batting Stances Chart Bats: Both
    Throwing Arms Chart Throws: Right
    Player Height Chart Height: 6-02
    Player Weight Chart Weight: 185
    First Game: 09-12-1981 (Age 23)
    Last Game: 04-05-1983
    Draft: 1976 : 6th Round (139th)

    1983 Mets 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333

  4. The reason the Mets are not creative in playing out the last season at Shea with promotions, is because Jay Horowitz sucks and he needs to go. HE should have done something like this day in Shea History or a theme day for every game.

  5. They need to bring Doug Flynn, Felix Millan, Roy Steiger, Wayne “Warning Track” Garrett, Ron Hodges, have to think of a few more…..

  6. WilletsSlumlord says:

    way to go steve.. voice of reason..good for you for outing Hiram for his shady dealings.

    Willets is a complete embarrassment to the borough, city, state and country and needs to be cleaned up and made into something for all new yorkers to enjoy.

  7. Steve,

    The list of names that should have been at Shea this year is almost endless. Your campaign to get the Mets to do the right thing has been right from the word ‘go’, but there’s too little imagination in the organization.

    I went to Shea for the last time ever on the 7th and now that my vacation is winding down I’m trying to convince my wife to drive to NY and back this Tuesday to go again. It’s 3.5 hours each way and Tuesday’s a night game, but I want one last game.

  8. Paul,

    I was at that Ralph Garr game too. Funny. My mother – who brought me to the game – was only talking about it yesterday. She couldn’t remember too many details, but she remembered how upsetting it was watching those guys get stretchered off the field. She told me that she thought Theodore (she remembered only that it was the LF’er) was dead. That was a scary moment.

  9. Eagle, I know, it was scary, and I am pretty sure I was among those that thought he was dead, too

  10. NO Creativity:

    The Skill Sets are too busy thinking about their UFO, I mean UFL Team, to come up with Citi Futures Day

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