1. The Most Unsuccessful Franchises in MLB History

    There are eight teams remaining in Major League Baseball that began playing in the National League during the 19th century: The Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 1,218 reads 14 comments

  2. The Anti-Mets: Jose Reyes and Johan Santana Bring Positivity To Fanbase

    Many Mets fans fall into a more doom-and-gloom mindset than a positive one. Whether that’s because of persistent disappointment, a “younger brother” mentality associated with the Yankees, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  3. Citi Field Borough Race

    Metsblog made a post about the possibility of the Mets doing a Citi Field race, similar to the Presidents Race in Washington or the Sausage Race in Milwaukee...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 163 reads 1 comments

  4. New York Mets Memorabilia of the 1970s

    I came across some old Mets (and generic Hall of Fame and Yankees) stuff this offseason. I scanned a few of my favorites to share. This is the first set...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 307 reads 1 comments

  5. Excited for Spring, Rooting for the Mets

    From Mets?feat=embedwebsite">Mets 20 Days until Pitchers and Catchers and Injured Players report to Port St. Lucie. I’m excited. To me, it’s hard not to be...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 316 reads 4 comments

  6. Brett Favre and the Unwritten Rules of Sports

    Disclaimer: Football is my third sport, behind Baseball and Hockey. I’d classify myself as a Giants fan, and a bandwagon one at that (I thought I was rooting for New England and perfection ...

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  7. Carlos Beltran: Why We Must Stay Positive

    Everyone’s down after the news that Carlos Beltran had surgery on his knee and will likely miss Opening Day and probably most of April...

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  8. The Mets to Wear a Healthier Shade of Orange and Blue in 2010

    Last night a player, wearing orange and blue, returned to play after an injury-plagued 2009. I’m going to take this as a sign of good things to come for those other injured orange and blue ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  9. Philadelphia Phillies Suck...Have a Keychain

    As I write this, the Islanders are losing to the Flyers, the Giants are trailing the Eagles in the division, the Phillies are two-time National League champs and the Mets have yet to make a major upgrade this offseason...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 203 reads 1 comments

  10. Does Citi Field Need Some Neon?

    Does anyone miss the neon figures on the outside of Shea? They weren’t the prettiest or the classiest, but they gave the place a unique character that many Mets fans enjoyed...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  11. 2009 World Series: Bad News

    As everyone has made light of, this World Series sucks for a Mets fan. Mets fans are pretty split on which side they’re rooting for, if you can even call it rooting...

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  12. Derek Jeter: Have You Been to My Website Lately?

      Dear Derek Jeter, Fine. You persisted. You asked me, day after day, for months and years, “Have you been to my website lately?” So I went. I was driven to check it out. Let me tell you something...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  13. Did WFAN Curse the Mets?

    More on the WFAN curse I tweeted last weekend. (The Mets haven’t won the World Series since WFAN has been in Queens. Now that they’re in Manhattan…good sign for 2010?)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about over 4 years ago 214 reads 2 comments

  14. MLB Playoff Predictions

    Let’s talk MLB playoff predictions. My picks are probably slightly biased, but there is nothing wrong with that. Anything can happen. NLDS: Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies My pick is the Rockies...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 449 reads 5 comments

  15. What I Expect From the New York Mets This Offseason

    I listened to most of the interview with Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon Monday on WFAN. I wish it had been with someone other than Mike Francesa, who is very biased and amateurish when it comes to the Mets...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  16. First Last Game at Citi Field: We're Gonna Miss It

    I bought tickets, way back in May, for the final game of the season. I didn’t think it would matter; I figured the Mets would’ve clinched, but it had mattered for two years and I figured it wouldn’t be a bad game to be at...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  17. New York Mets' Citi Field: A Journey Through Club's Best Offseason Addition

    Without a doubt, the best acquisition the Mets made in 2009 was Citi Field. Given all the problems and the fact that the Mets going nowhere, it is the one thing this year that helped sooth the pain and will continue to be there year after year...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 205 reads 0 comments

  18. Bobby Valentine and Jeff Francoeur: Solutions and Problems

    With Bobby Valentine talking to ESPN, it suggests that the Mets aren’t talking to him. Which could mean the Mets are planning on repeating the Manuel mistake in 2010...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  19. Nothing to Watch Between Sundays

    Today is why football will never touch baseball as far as greatest sport goes. Football has it’s moments...on Sundays. Today there is nothing on again until Sunday...

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  20. Why I'm Watching Baseball When the New York Mets Are Out of It

    Sure, the Mets are out of it. Everyone has been injured. The manager is still a disaster, and there is still no obvious plan in place going forward...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 37 reads 1 comments

  21. New York Baseball Weekend Turns Out to be a Dud

    Three months ago you would’ve pointed to this weekend as one of the biggest of the season. The Mets' four games against the Phillies were likely going to set the tone for September and who was chasing who...

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  22. Daniel Murphy: The Iron Man of the Mets

    Of all the position players originally selected to take the field on Opening Day, only Daniel Murphy has not spent any time injured. Luis Castillo has also been mostly healthy, with the exception of the couple of days from when he fell down the stairs...

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  23. New York Mets: Meaningless September Baseball

    You know it’s bad when you’re starting to pay more attention to the upcoming Yankees series against the Red Sox hoping the Sox can stay undefeated than you are to the Mets, and even have to strain to remember who they’re playing next...

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  24. Citi Field Addition: Vineyard Mound

    Another Idea For Citi Field: Vineyard Mound From Mets?feat=embedwebsite">Mets This idea stems from the beer island in the Taste of the City concourse out in left-center field...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  25. Division Isn't Out of the Question for the Mets

    You may have seen that pessimistic post on Metsblog earlier that stated the Mets should be aiming to go 45 and 20 to win the Wild Card. This is short sighted. I hate to do this, but let’s go back to 2007...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Donato about almost 5 years ago 27 reads 7 comments