It is a fair point to say the Mets are more or less the same team as in 2010. However, the changing of an authority figure in any business should never be overlooked.
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The Mets do not need another easy going, laid back manager who will always be calm and collected no matter how bad things get. They need someone with fire and aggression.
As a self-made millionaire who made his fortune as a real estate developer, Mets owner Fred Wilpon would be the first to tell you that neither Rome nor pennant contenders were built in a day.
It was nice to finally see Mets ownership step up and claim responsibility for the debacle of the last four years.
With the exception of the 1977 New York Yankees, have you ever heard of a winning team that didn't get along? Or a losing team that was always smiles in the dugout? I didn't think so.
Because of the trouble that Mets closing pitcher K-Rod has had this week, The Pretty Good Sports Show made a mandatory training video for whoever takes his place.
After being shut out for the fourth time in two weeks early Sunday evening, the New York Mets completed their worst road trip of the season with a record of 2-9.
It's not just the eight position players, a stellar ace, and competent closer that contribute to a team's success. It is all twenty-five players.
Jerry Manuel's job with the Mets is safe... at least for the moment. He didn't crack under the pressure.
Today's number is 42. Most major league players are expected to wear #42 today in honor of Jackie Robinson.
The best teams in the Major Leagues still lose 60-70 games every season, so it's usually not worth getting terribly bent out of shape or too excited about games in the middle of May.
How did the Mets, a team that was in first place just a couple weeks ago, fall to last place in their division in the blink of an eye?
When LeBron and Cleveland lost, you get the feeling Boston didn't get enough credit for winning. That may change now after their game 1 win in Orlando, 92-88.
Like Napolean in exile, Backman, a former minor league manage of the year and one of several active cynosures of the 1986 Mets glory, has been toiling in exile from the major league system since 2004.
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