Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.
“My denials in the book have been documented all the way back, I believe, to 1997,” Piazza said. “I just don’t understand what part of ‘no’ people don’t understand.”
Former Yankee Nick Johnson has decided to retire, plagued by a wrist injury that required multiple surgeries over the last few years. Often injured, Johnson spent parts of 10 seasons in the majors but played in only 832 games.
A Mets tradition, Banner Day includes a parade in which fans can show off 22″ by 28″ banners that express their love for their favorite team. But when will it take place in 2013? That’s up in the air at the moment, and it’s up to the fans to decide.
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.
Mark Sanchez has many years left in the league, but he has this year to prove that his first two years were more representative than the last two. Another 8-8 season could cement his fate as a second or third-tier quarterback.
I have spent much of my baseball life around Bobby Valentine. He is as good a baseball man as I’ve ever known, and I think he is the man who could lead the Boston Red Sox out of the wilderness.
Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.
After the Mets complete their road trip in St. Louis, they return home to host the Atlanta Braves this weekend in what will be the final visit to Flushing for future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones.
In light of Monday’s brutal loss, I couldn’t help but think back to the good old days — when the organization had a plethora of talent and the sky seemed to be the limit. It wasn’t 25 years ago, although it feels like it might as well have been.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
As we head into Round 2 of the 2012 Subway Series, I am often asked what is the best game in this series I have ever seen since I have been at all of these encounters.
It appears that the Mets and Citi Field will finally have their turn…officially. Major League Baseball will announce that the Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game on Wednesday at a City Hall news conference, according to reports.
Even though it was 40 years ago today, I can remember it like it was yesterday — my father coming into my room to give me the first dose of reality in my childhood life — Gil Hodges, the man who managed my team to a World Championship, had passed away.
Long-time foe of the Mets, Chipper Jones is set to retire at the end of the 2012 season.