Hernandez will be back in the booth alongside Ron Darling and Gary Cohen this season, so he offered up his take on a Mets team that Sandy Alderson predicted will win 90 games.
Boomer is plenty excited about today marking the start of baseball season, but apparently not excited enough for his little buddy’s liking.
Some Opening Day moments changed the game forever, others are just really freakin’ cool. Here are five of our favorites.
“It’s a big honor,” Gee said. “I’m very thankful for that opportunity, but really I’ve just got to take it like any other game. It’s just one of 30-something starts I hope to get this year.”
The 27-year-old told manager Terry Collins on Wednesday that his arm feels “dead,” according to MLB.com. He’s headed to New York to get an MRI on his shoulder. Collins said it’s just a precautionary move.
“The Donald” blasted third baseman Alex Rodriguez — yes, again — in a pair of tweets Monday afternoon.
Mets captain David Wright got the skinny soon after the Amazin’s acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill: the kid’s a gamer. He didn’t waste any time proving it.
Alex Rodriguez has transformed from three-time Most Valuable Player to most touchy subject. But A-Rod says he thinks he can return to perform at the level he once did.
Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from Opening Day a year ago, Jon Lester gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions.
Nothing about the New York Mets on Monday resembled the second half of last season. Then again, opening day has often been their biggest highlight of the year.
Back in 1956, the Dodgers and the Giants both played host on Opening Day.
On Monday, the Yankees will honor the town of Newtown, Conn., and the victims who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“I don’t need to be introduced to feel like a part of this team,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I’ll tell you what, when I get introduced, I want to be on the field and not look back.”
Both the Yankees and the Mets kick off their 2013 campaigns on Monday — but the usual Opening Day optimism is being tempered by tons of questions surrounding both teams.
New York’s Opening Day winning percentage is a major league best .647 (33-18).