1. Jerry Manuel: His Time To Shine Is Now

    It's been a horrific season for the New York Mets. After losing to the Phillies on Saturday night, the Mets dropped to a record of 57-66, nine games under .500 and 14.5 games behind division leading Philadelphia...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 155 reads 11 comments

  2. Could Final Month of Mets Season Be a Dish Best Served Cold?

    Oct. 1, 2007. With the New York Mets squandering a seven game division lead with only 17 games to play, the Mets would find themselves needing a win on the final game of the season in order to make the playoffs...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 183 reads 15 comments

  3. When Fans Attack: The 10 Worst Fanbases in Sports

    It seems in recent years, the people that watch sports have begun to take the term "sports fanatic" a little too literally...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 23,092 reads 155 comments

  4. How to Spot a New York Sports Fan

    Imagine for a second that you lived your entire life in Philadelphia. One day, while walking down Broad street after a day in Center City, you bump into a beautiful young woman running to catch the next SEPTA bus home...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 335 reads 7 comments

  5. New York Mets Reach Worst Part Of Disappointing Season...Irrelavence

    Irrelevance (adj), definition: Not connected with or relative to something. At some point during the season, most teams out of playoff contention become irrelevant to their sport...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 358 reads 15 comments

  6. Heaven Sent: Mets' Mess Sheds Light On Angel Pagan

    The bases were loaded in the eighth inning at CitiField Saturday night. The Mets were batting, with one out in the eighth inning, and were threatening to take the lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks, after already blowing the lead earlier in the game...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 112 reads 3 comments

  7. 2009 MLB Trade Deadline Report Cards

    Now that the dust has settled, and the July 31, non-waiver trade deadline for Major League baseball has passed, it's a good time to grade each teams moves in order to see where they stand in the playoff hunt...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 2,009 reads 26 comments

  8. Walking the Plank: From Storied Ball Club to Worst Franchise In Baseball

    Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe I just don't get it. Maybe, because I grew up in the New York City metro area, I can't understand the plight of the small market, blue collar town...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 328 reads 17 comments

  9. An Amazin' Mess!: Tony Bernazard Fiasco Exemplifies Mets' Lack of Leadership

    The season began on such an upbeat note for the New York Mets. While most Mets fans were clamoring for the Mets front office to make huge splashes by signing Manny Ramirez and Orlando Hudson, ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 245 reads 21 comments

  10. As Jimmy Rollins Rolls, So Roll...The New York Mets?

    It's been written, ad nauseam, that there are numerous injuries affecting the New York Mets in 2009. The list is an impressive one, with three superstars, two good relievers, a No...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 316 reads 4 comments

  11. Beware Of The Ghost Of Victor Zambrano

    So far, this has been the summer of my discontent. This should have been a great summer. My son Anthony made the Lehigh Valley traveling All-Star team for baseball, helping his team ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 133 reads 8 comments

  12. Enshrine This!: The All-HOF-Snub Team

    Keeping in the spirit of the Major league baseball All Star break, and the numerous lists, teams, and articles of players who should have made the mid-summer classic, I have decided to make an All-HOF_Snub team...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 223 reads 5 comments

  13. Mets Fans Meet Your Next Manager

    The All Star break is officially upon us signaling the end of baseball's first half. It's a time to reflect on past success or build upon past failures...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 166 reads 15 comments

  14. 2009 MLB First Half Wrap-Up

    With the first half of the 2009 Major League Baseball season coming to a close, it's a good time to look back and reflect on a great first 81 games...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  15. The 2009 All-Bargain Team

    There are always debates around the mid-summer classic. Whether it's which players belong on the all star rosters, whether the fans should still be allowed to vote for the starters, or whether ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 290 reads 17 comments

  16. Playing Omar: Players Who Could Save The Mets Season

    With the first half of the 2009 baseball season reaching an end, it is time to start looking towards the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, as the the contenders begin to deperate themselves from the pretenders...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 364 reads 17 comments

  17. New York Mets: Five Keys To an Amazin' Second Half

    With the second half of the baseball season rapidly approaching, the time is now for Major League teams to evaluate where they stand in their pursuit for the post season...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 157 reads 5 comments

  18. Is The Best Off-Season Pick-Up Playing In Queens?

    It's been a pretty rough season for Mets fans so far in 2009. Whether it's Oliver Perez not living up to his new huge contract, the seemingly endless trips to the disabled list, or just the overall ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 233 reads 7 comments

  19. The 2009 Mets: Well, It Could Be Worse

    There was a time, not too long ago in fact, that every team in Major League Baseball could consider themselves a contender for a World Series crown. It was a time of unbridled optimism for every fan of every team...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 5 years ago 171 reads 4 comments

  20. Mets Latest Loss to Nationals: Just a Microcosm of Season Thus Far

    I like to think of myself as a realistic Mets fan. This offseason, while many of my fellow Mets fans were picking the Amazins to finally overtake the Phillies and win the division, I was quietly optimistic while still taking a wait-and-see approach...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 321 reads 2 comments

  21. MLB Divisional Breakdown: NL East

    The transition from spring training to the regular season is beginning to take place. With that in mind, there have been numerous predictions, division breakdowns, rankings, and lists about who will win, lose, win awards, and so on...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 57 reads 1 comments

  22. One For The Aged: Nolan Ryan's Seventh No-Hitter

    May 1, 1991 didn't seem like it would be an extraordinary day in the extraordinary pitching career of Nolan Ryan. Actually, the day started off terribly. It was one of the days when the 44-year-old Rangers pitcher was feeling his age...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 818 reads 7 comments

  23. MLB Divisional Breakdown: AL West

    It's the end of March, and spring training games are getting more competitive. Pitchers are pitching more innings, and players are starting to get back into the swing of playing major league baseball everyday...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 189 reads 3 comments

  24. MLB Divisional Breakdown: NL Central

    It's the end of March, and spring training games are getting more competitive. Pitchers are pitching more innings, and players are starting to get back into the swing of playing major league baseball everyday...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 122 reads 9 comments

  25. It's Gotta Be the Shoes: The 10 Hottest B-Ball Kicks Ever

    "It's gotta be the shoes". That phrase was coined by everybody's favorite diminutive Brooklynite shoe pitchman, Mars Blackmon (played by Spike Lee), in his famous Air Jordan commercials of the late-1980's...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 5 years ago 955 reads 26 comments