This is Mets second baseman Luis Castillo, moments after being hit in the elbow by a Pedro Martinez fastball that was traveling in excess of 90 miles-per-hour. Baseball players may still be vastly overpaid, but you can't say they don't pay a price over a 182-game season, particularly if matchups against Pedro come up more than once or twice.
For those of you worried about how the Mets were going to protect David Wright's cabeza in his return from a recent concussion, don't worry, MLB TV has you covered. On Tuesday night, the same evening that Wright made his comeback, Billy Ripken and Victor Rojas, two of the network's nightly anchors, gave Wright's "enhanced" helmet a thorough testing. And by thorough we mean that Rojas basically beat up Ripken while he was wearing the helmet for a few minutes.
Bernie Madoff is no baseball luminary, but he is having an enormous effect on the future of Mets because of his ability to play fast and loose with a vast majority of the wealth of the team's owners, the Wilpon family. According to a new book about Madoff's swindling of a huge rolodex of America's most powerful entitled "Too Good to be True", author Erin Arvedlund claims that the Wilpons lost $700 million, or more, from Madoff business deals gone awry.
In the past two days, the New York Mets have lost three pitchers for the year: Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz and Johan Santana. All of which serves as the cherry on top of a foul-tasting season.
| August 27, 2009; 11:49 AM ET |
Categories: Mets, Orioles | Tags: j.j. putz injuries, johan santana, mr. burns softball team, new york mets, oliver perez, the simpsons, the simpsons softball
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You're watching the rarest of rare baseball moments: A one-man triple play. In fact, this shot captures something even more remarkable than that: A one-man triple play to end a game. If you had Eric Bruntlett in your office pool for "next unassisted triple play", you're officially a genius.
| August 25, 2009; 4:48 PM ET |
Categories: Mets, Phillies | Tags: Eric Bruntlett, Mets, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Phillies, triple play
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In the culmination of a deal that was on and off again more often than Mariah Carey changes clothes, Mets reliever Billy Wagner has, in fact, joined the Red Sox for two players to be named later.