The Mets conflict The Observer. We want to love them, but they are forever out of reach, the real provenance of the beaten-down souls in blue and orange we joined Sunday night at the 92nd Street Y to unveil the Mets’ all-time team, position by position, for their 50th anniversary.
Mets fans do not radiate positivity, so our guard was up . These weren’t just fans. They were distinguished members of a social club from Flushing’s ash heaps, who aren’t going to smile for just anything. This team had two no-hitters in a week and sat a surprising three games above .500, yet were clearly on down-low gloom alert. They had gotten swept that very afternoon. But they still believe, and that is why they were here, to watch the presentation that will also air Thursday on SNY.
Despite the Mets’ recent downturn, Willie Randolph has loyally stuck to the players, and strategy, that got the Mets to September 12 with a seven-game lead in the National League East.
But in the case of reliever Guillermo Mota, Randolph ’s unwavering confidence in the face of overwhelmingly disastrous results would leave even Tammy Wynette Read More
Damion Easley looked eagerly at the center table in the Mets clubhouse at Shea Stadium, where Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran and Willie Randolph were huddled in front of a laptop computer shortly before game time on May 29, studying the night’s opposing pitcher, the rookie phenom Tim Lincecum.
“That’s where I’m headed next,” he said. Read More
Reporters didn’t approach Aaron Heilman after the Mets victory in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, but dozens flocked to David Wright and Tom Glavine.
Heilman’s locker is in between both of theirs, so he stood to the side patiently.
While he waited, he chatted with the Observer about Read More