Maybe Santana’s gem served notice. Maybe the Mets have entered into that glorious, sporting ether where stats, reason, and recent history needn’t apply. And no one, from pundits to bookies, can explain it.
One of the most confounding streaks in baseball history came to an end last night when Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history.
As this team celebrated with Johan Santana on the mound, it occurred to me that it might not be the last mound celebration we see here this year. Getting their first no-hitter might just be the tip of the iceberg.
If a Mets pitcher wants to pitch a no-hitter or, better, a perfect game, the first order of business is to find his way out of the organization.
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.
For this installment of By The Numbers, I decided to examine a half-dozen of the greatest right-hander starting pitchers in the history of the game to determine the greatest right-handed hurler ever.
In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Carter.
Seaver was in many ways the poster child for what baseball was — and what it would become.
Rich Coutinho believes that Sandy Alderson did what best for the Mets’ long-term plans by not giving into Jose Reyes’ demands and looking to the future.
Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.
Boomer & Craig welcomed Tom Seaver into the Allstate Studio shortly after 9 a.m. and the Hall of Fame right-hander made himself quite comfortable.
Chris Capuano’s marvelous shutout on Friday ranks with great performances in Mets’ history. John Schweibacher examines this and various Met statistics.
I know we live in a world where over reaction to any single event has become the way we talk about sports. But this waiver story about David Wright really makes me laugh.
The Mets have a golden opportunity to learn a lot about themselves in the next six weeks. They can fade into the sunset or they can fight through games even though so much is going wrong right now.
Jose Reyes was voted the starting shortstop (he’s on the DL and won’t play) and Carlos Beltran was selected as a reserve for the 2011 All-Star Game. Here are the Mets’ top ten most memorable All-Star Game performances.