Tag Archives: Luis Castillo

Waiter: Check (swing), please!

Castillo makes contact (really) With each passing day, I grow happier knowing that we won’t have to see this anymore — a defensive swing to fight off a pitch in an at-bat that, more often than not, will end in a five-hopper to shortstop. On weekend in grade school, I was at my friend Phil’s

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The shadows are creeping in

Some fans and beat writers are looking at this road trip to Atlanta and Philadelphia as a make-or-break stretch of six games in the Mets’ season. But I think it’s already broken. This isn’t just about yesterday’s debacle against the D-backs, which, had things been a bit different (say, New York had won five out

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Falling short once again

I’ve let time pass and decided I’m ready to write this post. It’s hard to watch your team come so close to the postseason and not close the deal. It’s particularly tough when your boys have it in their control — all they have to do is win — and it still gets away. But

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Shea Goodbye: 70 to go

I’m always wary when going to Shea Stadium with the Braves in town. I tend to get my hopes up — This is the day. Today, they’ll turn it around and bury those punks. — only to have Tim Hudson throw a one-hitter through seven, or some such dominance. Had I attended last night’s game,

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Trading fiends

Major league GMs are making deals like fantasy owners drunk at an All-Star Game party. It started on Nov. 3 when the Nationals traded third baseman Vinny Castilla to San Diego for pitcher Brian Lawrence. That one’s easy: great move for Washington. They open up third base for their first-round pick last summer, Ryan Zimmerman,

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