Even the most pessimistic of Met fans have to be encouraged by the way the team played over the weekend and at least minimally hopeful.
With all the hoo-hah that college basketball receives, how many of you outside of Indiana followed the Butler Bulldogs this season? Heck, not that many in Indianapolis follow them.
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.
In my mind, Mike Hampton was more than just a left-handed pitcher who had won twenty-two games the year before with the Houston Astros -- he was a savior.
Not that you had any doubt, but the Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball. According to Forbes, they are now worth $1.7 billion.
If Mets fans were hoping that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would buy into the Mets, they can forget it. Cuban told Jimmy Kimmel the other night that he won't be an investor.
How's that trade working out? The Knicks are 7-9 since acquiring Carmelo Anthony. (Another meltdown against the Celtics.) Denver is 10-4 since trading their superstar.
There were 5.9 million entries in the ESPN bracket contest. After Friday, there were no perfect brackets left. One person has 15 of the 16 teams still alive.
Sorry Kermit, it's actually quite easy being green. It's being a Mets fan that's really difficult. Some great news came out of camp when GM Sandy relieved fans of the misery that has been Luis Castillo.
Look no further than the Wall Street Journal to figure out what NFL owners are up to. The newspaper reports that the owners have enough money on hand to kill the entire 2011 season.
The Jets, despite the labor dispute, continue to lead the league in quotes.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told me he thinks some players are using human growth hormone. So what do we really know? Think about that the next time you hear some know-it-all pontificating.
To get its exemption from antitrust law, baseball was defined as a bunch of separate businesses. Do they meet that standard today?
Job opening at Wrigley: The Cubs are looking for a new public address announcer. Singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is not part of the job description.
The deal is done. Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Knicks. It's a three-team deal including Denver and Minnesota. Lotsa players and draft choices are involved. The downside: the Knicks gave up too much.
Mets owner Fred Wilpon tells reporters his family will be "vindicated" in the Bernie Madoff scandal.