Tag Archives: Tom Glavine

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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Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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Sprinting from the gate

I don’t know that my mom is superstitious per se, but she’ll make a comment or joke about maintaining her routine during a baseball or football game if the Mets or Notre Dame have been playing well. “I don’t want to jinx it,” she’ll explain. She’s been out of the country all week, touring Poland

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Not a good sign from those Mets

Something didn’t sit well with me as we left Shea Stadium on Sunday. That wasn’t a good way to end the homestand, not a good way to head out on a season-high 12-game road trip. The Mets went 6-6 on their longest stretch in Queens for the season, losing two of three to the woeful

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Extra Innings Blogging

Don’t know why I started to do this, but I had all these thoughts and observations as I was flipping through some ballgames in the early part of the evening before dinner, and before watching some other TV. So I wrote them out. Mets at Braves, 8:10 p.m. I’d forgotten that Mets announcer Ted Robinson

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