Category Archives: Mets

By the numbers: Mets home openers

We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 19 home openers, and 20 overall (the Mets are 15-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched the numbers

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Mets’ Opening Day opponents — and sites — through the years

Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… Their 2018 opener against the Cardinals is the eighth opener vs. St. Louis, tying them with the Expos/Nationals and the Phillies. Seven times the Mets have opened against the Cubs and Pirates, also former NL East rivals, along with the Cards. Since the

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The Mets’ managerial youth movement

When Mickey Callaway oversees his first pitchers and catchers workout on Valentine’s Day, he’ll be the youngest Mets manager to open spring training since Davey Johnson, who was 41 at the start of his first camp in 1984. Callaway, who’ll turn 43 on May 13, is the third-youngest man to guide the Amazin’s through spring

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Bringing the hammer on Opening Day

To no one’s surprise, Noah Syndergaard will be the Mets’ Opening Day starter this year. What I find more significant is that he’s the seventh different pitcher to start the first game in the last seven seasons, a record for the franchise. The previous record of six was set from 1980-85 and the pitchers, starting in

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Have you ever wondered how London covered the 1969 Mets?

For a delightfully irreverent take on the Mets’ 1969 NL East-clinching victory, check out this newsreel clip from British Movietone: It’s part of a big collection of baseball footage hidden in plain sight among the millions of clips on YouTube. And it’s meant to make the Mets’ feat understood to British viewers: “Imagine a non-league

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