The Eight-Day Week
It’s All-Star Week in New York, and who better to tell the story than five-time All Star and leader of one of the best Mets teams ever—Keith Hernandez? This will be a special week for baseball fans in the big city, and The Observer is delighted that Mr. Hernandez is sharing some of his favorite Read More
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.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Donald Trump may want to buy the Mets, but the developer with a real feel for the game—as well as basketball, it turns out—is Extell’s Gary Barnett. Scoring the extra point is the fact that he famously beat Trump out at Riverside South, where many of the city’s top athletes are now moving.
Alex Read More
Everyone seems to have a Joe Girardi story this morning. And it makes sense, since the Yankees’ manager has the team poised to clinch the A.L. East after missing the playoffs last year. The Daily News tells us that Mr. Girardi has managed to put on a “happy face” Read More
Self-described "die-hard rock fan" Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined music legends Billy Joel and Clive Davis today in announcing the development of a new 25,000-square-foot annex to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located at 76 Mercer Street in Soho.
The new annex, opening in November, will include such priceless artifacts as Johnny Ramone’s Mosrite Read More
David Wright is miscast in a Mets uniform.
His youth, affability and seemingly boundless enthusiasm are, by themselves, sufficient to draw a sharp contrast to the gaggle of older, often listless imports that surround him. Add the fact that he’s not only the best player on the Mets but also one of a scant few Read More
While the Mets and Yankees played just two games this weekend, due to a Friday night rainout, there were a few illuminating aspects to both games for the heretofore struggling New York teams.
Wang’s Increased Use of Slider is Double-Edged Sword
As Chien-Ming Wang rocketed to a 6-0 start, it was his strikeout rate that Read More
In light of reports that Mets management has met with Alex Rodriguez’s agent Scott Boras, it’s worth considering what would happen if the team actually did go ahead and spend the estimated $300 million or more it would require to land the megastar free agent. First question: how to fit Rodriguez into a prospective 2008 Read More
As has been argued in this space, the Mets can put themselves in a position to win next season with a few meaningful, if not flashy, moves this winter. Signing middle reliever David Riske would solidify the bullpen, for example, but is unlikely to earn headlines from the Daily News or the Post (provided they Read More
New York Mets All-Star David Wright has closed on a Manhattan penthouse spread for a cool $6 million, according to city records. The closing date was August 23.
The Observer’s Max Abelson broke the news back in December that Mr. Wright had gone to contract on the 4,100-square-foot penthouse at Infinity Flats, a Read More