It was easy to think back to New York’s epic collapse in 2007, when the Mets lost a seven-game lead with seventeen left to play, after New York lost to the Phillies on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. The results allowed Philadelphia to move within a game of the Mets, before the series conclusion on Read More
New York’s 8-7, 13-inning loss to Philadelphia Tuesday night played out like a single-game version of the Mets’ 2007 collapse. In fact, the Mets even managed a miniature replica of last September, when they blew a seven-game lead with seventeen games to play, by losing a seven-run lead with seventeen outs to play.
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Last September, the Mets hosted the Marlins at Shea Stadium, but the cellar-dwelling Marlins could do little besides play spoiler to New York’s season. The 2008 Marlins began a three-game series at Shea Friday night fresh off of taking two of three from the Phillies, and very much in the hunt for a National League Read More
Jimmy Rollins may have killed the Mets, but he’s not owning up to it just yet.
“Last year is last year, and that team knows it,” Rollins said of the Mets following Philadelphia’s 5-2 win on Tuesday. The game was the first between the two clubs since New York squandered a seven-game lead over Philadelphia Read More
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So as Josh Benson wrote, he and the rest of the usual gang are taking the next week off. They’ve left me with the keys to this mean machine. At present, I’m still figuring out how to work the clutch. Please bear with me if I grind the gears a Read More
Corey Lidle and his plane.
The New York Times is now carrying official police identification of one of two bodies found at the scene of today’s airplane crash as Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle.
CNN had reported:
New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre told CNN that the plane that was a Cirrus SR-20 Read More
Freshly returned from the midterm campaign trail, a smiling Rudy Giuliani was welcomed into the friendly confines of Cipriani’s on the evening of April 25. As waiters in white coats scurried about the main dining room, Mr. Giuliani made an entrance worthy of a Presidential contender.
“I’ve spent a lot of time down in Read More
New York Magazine’s Deborah Schoeneman reports this week that Moby recently closed on a $4.5 million penthouse on Central Park West. Ms. Schoenenman, who’s good pals with the vegan musician (seen with him here via New York Social Diary), certainly knows where to find a scoop. Also, Lower East Side hipsters fear Read More
I grew up in Philadelphia, where everyone loved the Phillies. I did not love the Phillies. I loved the Mets. And more than the Mets, I loved Darryl Strawberry. When I was 11 years old, I put a life-size poster of Darryl on the wall next to my bed. He was my hero
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Tenacious D
The rushing gurgle of a fully loaded commode warbled over the phone line from Los Angeles. Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the self-proclaimed “hot, young, sexy, rocking geniuses” who make up the heavy metal-folk duo known as Tenacious D (and who will be performing “back-to-back cardiac” shows Read More