“The best pitcher in baseball,” according to Sports Illustrated’s May 4 cover story, is Kansas City’s Zack Greinke, who is 6-0 and leading the major leagues with a 0.40 ERA.
SI is wrong. They might have changed their minds had they been at the game last night, where Johan Santana threw Read More
Make no mistake, the Mets made a tremendous strategic upgrade when they changed managers from Willie Randolph to Jerry Manuel in June 2008. The former struggled with the elementary questions of bullpen management and player and media communication; the latter excels at all three.
But even in a game Manuel managed supremely Read More
The New York Post: Madonna has always had a hard time making it past co-op boards, with the notoriously fusty upper crusties feeling that too much publicity was a bad thing for their otherwise anonymous buildings. But it seems the East of Lexington location was not enough to deter Madonna from plunking down $40 million Read More
Mike Pelfrey’s 2009 season did not start well. Yesterday, in the first inning of his first start of the season, the 25-year-old pitcher faced nine Reds hitters and gave up four runs, thanks to two walks, two extra-base hits and an untimely error charged to shortstop Jose Reyes. Struggling with his command, Pelfrey danced around Read More
Daily News: Jiverly Wong’s letter declaring his intention to commit mass murder in Binghamton was meant to be released to the media: It was to News 10 Now in Syracuse that he delivered it before he murdered 13 people, in an apparent response to paranoid impulses, given the contents of the letter. But this letter Read More
While much has been made of sideshows this spring ranging from Johan Santana’s brief elbow troubles to the signing of bench-bat Gary Sheffield, the outlook for the 2009 Mets is…not that bad.
The team won 89 games last year despite a horrible bullpen due to strong contributions from both the lineup and Read More
The New York Post: Gloria Vanderbilt is 85 years old, and she has written an erotic novel that is giving Post columnist Andrea Peyser the vapors. “Gloria is a dirty old lady,” the display reads over a picture of Ms. Vanderbilt from her glory days as a designer. That it’s a Ms. Peyser affair inside Read More
Jose Reyes, running off the field after a great play with a grin on his face that makes Tom Sawyer look like Mickey Rourke, seems to have no idea of the burden he carries around.
Major League Baseball has become, largely, a Latin game. Other great Latin players came here after All-Star Read More
The New York Post: Last night, the President and First Lady arrived in England, bringing along hundreds of security guards and lots of vials of Barack Obama’s blood. No, this isn’t some kind of remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, though the British press is trying to play it that way. And that’s a Read More
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—With the 2009 season a week away, the Mets have not announced who their fifth starter will be. But on Saturday, tucked away on a minor league field shaped to mirror the dimensions of Citi Field, Livan Hernandez made his strongest case yet for the spot, while early favorite Freddy Garcia provided Read More