Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bad News For Out Of Market Mets Fans

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, in case you missed it, but life as a transplanted Mets fan just got worse.  For those of you who live outside the New York market, and are unwilling or unable to purchase Extra Innings on DirecTV, often the only time you get to watch Mets games on TV is when they are on FOX or ESPN.  This is extremely painful because the respective broadcast teams of Tim McCarver/Joe Buck and Jon Miller/Joe Morgan are the two worst pairings to happen to baseball since the cream and the clear. 
Well, ESPN has decided to take their lousy team and make it even lousier, by adding disgraced ex-Mets GM Steve Phillips to the booth, making it a trio of terror!  Sorry, transplanted Mets fans! 
This makes the $15 a year Gameday audio feed on an even better deal! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dwight Gooden Speaks Out - Transplanted Ex-Mets Update

I try to post as much ex-Mets news as possible, but I consciously avoided posting comment about the story where Kirk Radomski said he used to take drug tests for Doctor K. Well, call me an apologist, but I am going to take this opportunity to post Dwight Gooden's response in the New York Post:

“That never happened,” Gooden said. “I don’t know what he’s talking about. I’ve made mistakes through the years, and I’ve admitted them, but that never happened. And the way the tests were administered, it couldn’t have happened. I’ve done enough wrong on my own, I don’t want to get blamed for something I didn’t do.”

Well, I didn't belive iota of Roger Clemens' denials, but he had a lot more to lose than Dwight Gooden. Gooden has already lost pretty much everything - he has no reason to lie about things that happened 20 years ago, best as I can figure. So, call me naive, I'm going to take him at his word for this one.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ex-Mets Catchall - Latest Transplanted ex-Mets News

Here's some updates from past Mets:

-Aaron Heilman will compete for a spot in the Seattle Mariners starting rotation this spring.

-Timo Perez has signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers. Perez spent all of 2008 with Detroit's AAA farm team.

-Ex-Mets manager Joe Torre shows his orange and blue bloodlines by taking some pot shots at A-Fraud and Company.

-The 1969 Mets are comin to town.