New York Mets

Fifty years of Amazin’
Fifty years of Amazin’
Sports Michael Pantelidis 12/13/2011 at 1:24PM

The New York Mets are commemorating their golden anniversary in Amazin’ fashion. In honor of their 50th season, the Mets, who played their first game on April 11, 1962, are initiating an array of tributes, including a new, celebratory logo. Third baseman David Wright, first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda were joined by [...]

Darryl Strawberry: Mets unwise not to trade Reyes
Darryl Strawberry: Mets unwise not to trade Reyes
News Darryl Strawberry 12/08/2011 at 10:23AM

I was saddened to hear the news of Jose Reyes signing a 6-year contract with the Miami Marlins this week.  He has been a superstar for the Mets, and a fan favorite.  He has an electrifying style of play and will be a tough player to replace. When facing the realization that losing Reyes to [...]

Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
News Alexa Altman 12/07/2011 at 12:52PM

Thirteen-year-old Joseph Santana stood in line wearing an oversized striped Mets jersey, clutching a cobalt blue baseball cap. He bobbed excitedly as the line grew shorter, anticipating his turn. When he reached the front of the line, he thrust the cap at former Mets relief pitcher John Franco, who scribbled his signature in black Sharpie [...]

Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens
Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens
News Jay Lane 12/05/2011 at 9:00AM

Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens A gunman killed two people — one on a crowded city bus — in Queens on Friday afternoon, the authorities said. The police said that when they arrested a suspect, he told them he “had a beef to settle.” One of the victims was his [...]

Met Mike Baxter comes home
Met Mike Baxter comes home
Sports Steve Mosco 11/01/2011 at 1:54PM

New York Met Mike Baxter returned to his Whitestone roots when he visited the Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League (DGAL) on Saturday, October 29. Baxter shared skills that got him into the Major Leagues with kids from the community – emphasizing the importance of education. He told the kids that if they work hard and study, [...]

Mets change Citi Field dimensions
Mets change Citi Field dimensions
Sports Michael Pantelidis 11/01/2011 at 1:10PM

The New York Mets are hoping that the principle of addition by subtraction will work wonders for the team’s win column. The organization announced on October 31 that they are shrinking the dimensions of the field of play in Citi Field for the upcoming season. Portions of the outfield wall will be decreased by as [...]

Scout Day at Citi Field
Scout Day at Citi Field
Sports Steve Mosco 10/06/2011 at 8:44PM

Before the New York Mets closed out the 2011 season, Citi Field welcomed the Cub Scouts from Sacred Heart School in Bayside as the color guard for the game. It was a huge honor and privilege for the scouts, who carried the colors to centerfield while the younger scouts watched from the warning track. (Right) [...]

‘Another step closer to the new Willets Point’
Business Steve Mosco 10/06/2011 at 1:33PM

The chop shop wasteland that is Willets Point continues to inch toward a rebirth. According to published reports, major developers and the owners of the New York Mets are among the firms that submitted Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the right to develop the site adjacent to Citi Field in Flushing. Sterling Equities, which is [...]

Mets Clubhouse – Hope on the Horizon
Mets Clubhouse – Hope on the Horizon
Sports Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 2:00PM

As yet another baseball season comes to a close, I would like to thank all of the readers for checking in each week. In this final issue of Mets Clubhouse, I look towards the future and list several players fans may see in a Mets uniform a few short years from now. There is one [...]