James Dolan says he has an appreciation for just how difficult it is to build a championship team, which is why he hopes he has in Phil Jackson what he’s had for years in Glen Sather — someone who knows what he’s doing.
There is no doubt that the National League (read: Dodgers) took the lead in 1947 in breaking the color barrier. However, it took more than two years for a second NL club to integrate.
It was the turning point of the game, and ultimately helped springboard the Rangers into the Stanley Cup finals. Among the Blueshirts’ faithful it will simply be known as “the save.”
“I’ve managed the last several years in Venezuela with 30,000 people booing me every time I went to the freaking mound. The booing isn’t a big deal. It’s not the booing. It’s what it does to the players.”
Rex Ryan has been more reserved of late, but every now and then glimpses of the guy from years gone by resurface.
“The Mets are acting like jacka—-. They really are,” WFAN’s Mike Francesa said Monday. “They get what they deserve. I hope there’s 10,000 people in Citi Field in a couple of days. You can quote me: jacka—-. You hear me?”
The 86-year-old has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of baseball. He shared some of his memories with WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday.
“If he’s ready, he’s gonna play,” Francesa said on air on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve heard rumblings. I don’t have any confirmation, and I don’t think there will be any. I would look for him tomorrow, though.”
“We will not be at Citi Field for those two games because the Mets are not allowing us to do our show out of there,” Francesa said on air on Thursday afternoon.
“I’m humbled and excited to be recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association,” said Francesa. “It is a great honor, and anything with New York attached to it means all the more to me.”
General manager Jerry Reese has done a lot of work this offseason to put the Giants’ 7-9 season in the rearview mirror. Their 2014 schedule will undoubtedly tell how well he ultimately did.
Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is finally comfortable at MSG, just in time for his introduction to one of the fiercest rivalries in the NHL.
Murphy missed the first two Mets games — both losses with or without him — because he wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their boy. And it feels like far too many New Yorkers have a problem with it.
Murphy singled in his first at-bat of the season Thursday after leaving the Mets for his son’s birth prior to Monday’s opener.
“I think, at worst, this is a playoff-contending team. I think this roster is a playoff-contending roster … I have a lot of optimism, a lot of hope.”