With MLB Opening Day less than a month away, it's every baseball fans favorite time of year. The time when every single team in the game still has a shot at being the best. As a woman who's loved the sport my entire life, I've noticed some differences between the sexes when it comes to the game.
Terry Collins, and perhaps the Mets too, apparently feel that centerfield is a wide-open competition.
I highly commend Derek Jeter for his philanthropic efforts. Charity work is admirable, and much needed -- but charity does not solve problems.
Like former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who has been a spokesman for Paxil, an anti-depressant, Barry Lyons is a tough guy, tough enough to know when he needed help, tough enough to reach out to his friends.
Piazza's wait is of course primarily due to the era in which he played, as almost every home run hitter of the 1990s and early 2000s is under suspicion for steroid use.
I spent much of the '60s and '70s looking for a revolution and instead I found friends. I really had no idea how rare that would turn out to be. There's no formula or prescription for why it works, but the result is outstanding and it guarantees that I can't get rid of these guys.
Jubilation for the Mets actually spending money aside, if the team's offseason focus was to add a two-win player, they should have instead coveted Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock.
As the Cardinals played their final game of the 2013 season on Wednesday night, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the fans that have allowed me to take part in your world over the last few years.
The last time I paid attention to any team was in 1986. At the time friends were stunned to learn that I was riveted to my television in order to watch Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Mookie Wilson (Moooo), of the New York Mets, win their way to the World Series.
Beltran's post-season credentials are a product of his strong play, but also of the era in which he played. When baseball moved to the expanded playoff system following the 1993 season, it pro-actively sought to change how its past is viewed.
Remarkable, isn't it, how many kids these days come up throwing nearly a hundred mikes per hour -- and how many soon find themselves on Dr. James Andrews' operating-table.
On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.
Frank Zappa taught us "you are what you is." Former high-school and college jocks oft fall prey to the corresponding ravages of time as do their ex- rocker counterparts.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins seems like a really nice man, but he is horrendous when it comes to managing a baseball team. He might be worse at this job than either Willie Randolph or Jerry Manuel were on their worst days.
Despite originally being selected by the New York Mets as the 1262nd overall pick in the 2000 draft, Burke instead opted to attend Duke University. Yet, after graduating, no major league organization came knocking.
At the 2011 trade deadline, the New York Mets almost acquired Brown as the centerpiece in the Carlos Beltran trade instead of Zack Wheeler. Considering the Mets' lack of hitting prospects even then, Brown would have been a welcome addition.