Tag Archives: Carlos Beltran

On the 15th day of Christmas, the Mets gave to me …

It was a few days after Epiphany, the Eastern Orthodox Christmas, but yesterday had that feeling of Christmas morning. Had he come overnight? Had midnight led to the most sought-after free agent toy being laid beneath the Mets’ tree? I woke up Sunday morning and rushed to the warm glow of ESPN to see if

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Round and round he goes, where Beltran lands nobody knows

Nearly five years ago, Dennis Quaid and Jesus — OK, fine, James Caviezel — starred in a baseball movie that wasn’t a baseball movie. Frequency was a father/son tale using the Mets’ 1969 world championship as a backdrop. Now, another screenwriter has found inspiration in the other Mets championship, the one they won in 1986.

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Game 5s: Walking off

Yesterday’s games:Red Sox 5, Yankees 4, 14 inningsAstros 3, Cardinals 0 Astros lead series 3-2Watching the other game while working tonight, we didn’t flip over to check on this one at all. So when it came over to Fox, we saw the scoreless game featuring two one-hitters — an amazing pitching duel, the kind of

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On to the ALCS

Yesterday’s game:Astros 12, Braves 3 Astros win series, 3-2Thirteen division titles — or whatever it is — and one measly World Series victory to show for it. This has got to be the worst dynasty ever. Watch: the first team to win the division other than the Braves will probably go on to win the

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Postseason thoughts, Day 2

Yesterday’s games:Astros 9, Braves 3Yankees 7, Twins 6, 12 inningsRed Sox 8, Angels 3 Astros lead series 1-0Early in the season, when Roger Clemens was something like 9-0, I didn’t want to think he was still that dominant. I figured a lot of it had to do with changing leagues and facing lineups who had

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