Friday, January 04, 2008

Transplanted Ex-Mets Update: Hideo Nomo

Transplanted ex-Mets pitcher Hideo Nomo has signed a minor-league contract with the Kansas City Royals.

Hey, never count this guy out against a comeback. How many times in his career has he seemed to be done, only to pitch well again?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year New Blog

It's been quite awhile since I last posted in this spot - understandable to all of my readers, I mean both of my readers, I hope. I changed states, changed jobs, and pretty much everything. My wife and I are expecting our first child just about six weeks from now, and from that pont on I'll begin my attempts to make sure my son is a Mets fan.

So, since I'm now in New Jersey, I guess I'm technically not a Transplanted Mets Fan, but I am of course still a Mets fan with a need to vent my thoughts. My surfing ability is limited from my work computer due to a firewall, and my blogging ability is limited at home due to time constraints, but even though my new job blocks my own blog from the company firewall, I can still post via e-mail... So that's what I'll do.

It's been a frustrating offseason following a frustrating season, but my buddies and I bought two Shea Stadium ticket plans anyway. We'll go to Opening Day and get our schedule magnet, and we'll go to the last regular-season game at Shea Stadium as well. We bought tickets for three seats, to 14 games in all, and are dividing them up amongst the four of us. I'm choosing my games carefully, making sure not to abandon my wife for too many nights too close together. Despite the warnings from my friend, I am determined to get my kid into Shea Stadium before they knock the place down, just so I can get a picture of him there, to prove he was there! And if I can get his first word to be "Mookie" I'll be proud papa indeed...

So Happy 2008, Fellow Mets fans far and wide. Hope you'll continue to read this spot, even though now I am technically <gasp> a New Jersey Mets Fan.