There’s a throwback bent to Matt Harvey, an old soul in a young body. He’s supremely gifted. But it’s too early to say how much. And that’s fine.
It’s hard to believe that it has been over a quarter of a century since the 1986 Mets captured an entire city with a World Championship, but I was thinking a lot about that season this week.
Goodbye, old friend. Arguably the most revered mustache in sports history, courtesy Keith Hernandez, will soon be a thing of the past, according to Neil Best of Newsday.
It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when the Mets owned New York City. And at the center of it all was Davey Johnson.
Say it ain’t so, Keith! Mets fans may soon be subject to something so startling we refuse to believe it: a bare-lipped Keith Hernandez.
The straw that stirs the drink is at it again. The ever-opinionated Reggie Jackson delivered a harsh assessment of his “good friend” Alex Rodriguez’s chase for MLB history in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated.
As planned, the Mets honored the memory of Gary Carter with a pregame ceremony on Opening Day. They also had a surprise in store.
“We are thrilled that the Carters will be with us,” Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “Mets fans will have the chance to pay their respects and remember all of his accomplishments.”
For some reason, we always expect the newly rich to live well, not well beyond their means. But the 1986 Mets were ultimately the latter, and yet another one of their studs has been put to pasture.
After asking a judge to let him attend, Dykstra was granted permission to cross state lines for the service at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Family, friends and former teammates will say goodbye to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter at a memorial service Friday night.
After firing him last fall for the second time, the Mets said Tuesday that Wilson will work for the organization as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
In a town where the Mets ruled in the mid-’80s, Gary Carter was larger than life. It’s easy to forget another city also lost an icon last week.
Carter could always be counted on for a smile, a timely hit — and in 1986, a championship. Those close to the catcher joined WFAN to remember “The Kid” shortly after his passing.
In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Carter.
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