Tag Archives: Pedro Martinez

Acing Opening Day

After losing their first eight Opening Days from 1962 to 1969, the Mets finally got their first W on the season’s first day in 1970, when they beat the Pirates, 5-3, in 11 innings. From that day forward, they’re 31-9 on Opening Day following today’s game in Cincinnati, and that .775 winning percentage is baseball’s

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Friday thoughts on the playoffs

Am I surprised at the Mets’ 2-0 series lead? Not really. I am, however, suprised at just about every other outcome in the Division Series so far. The one series at 1-1 was Tigers-Yankees? Wow. Oakland owned the Metrodome, then completed the sweep? Woah. San Diego dropped two at home, proving that St. Louis is

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Vroom me out to the ballgame

So Pedro is back and the Mets are in good shape. What a nice, comforting win last night. So long as the Mets can take two out of three this series — and continue to win two out of three more often than they lose that ratio — I’ll relax more and more each day.

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Old home week for some Mets

The Mets seem to be on a reunion tour, or a You Can Go Home Again tour. Bon Jovi could sponsor it. First, it was Carlos Delgado in Toronto, where he went 3-for-11 with two runs, a double and an RBI in the Mets’ three-game series at the Rogers Centre. Now it’s on to Boston,

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Keep it simple, stupid

Today’s games should count more than yesterday’s, if you ask me. Oh, there are no major-league games today? My point exactly. Driving into work this morning, a caller and the host made a point on WFAN about the idiocy known as “This One Counts.” (I won’t drop this until Major League Baseball does.) No matter

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