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Watch Mike Francesa Freak Out After Jean Segura’s Walk-Off Home Run

Kevin Kinkead - June 27, 2019


“Get rid of all of them! They’re a bunch of jokers!”

Bonus points to Francesa for tossing his glasses across the room.


At Least the Phillies Aren’t Threatening to Beat Up Reporters, Like the Mets

Kevin Kinkead - June 24, 2019

Good morning.

The Phillies are losers of seven straight and just got swept by the Marlins.

The Mets are 37-41 and mired in mediocrity.

Tonight kicks off a four-game Phils/Mets series at CBP, which should be a doozy. We shall witness what happens when the stoppable force collides with the movable object.

Philly is really down on its baseball team, some people think Gabe Kapler lost the locker room, and others don’t think the roster was even that good to begin with. But at least our team isn’t threatening reporters with physical violence:

The reporter in question was Tim Healey of Newsday. Healey refused to leave the clubhouse, resulting in this, after the jump:

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The Phillies Had Quite the First Inning Against the Mets Tonight

Bob Wankel - April 16, 2019

The Phillies lost up 6-1 in the sixth inning last week, so there’s a looonnnng way to go tonight. I’m aware. BUT. BUT. HOW ABOUT THAT FIRST INNING?

Breathe this in and let it permeate your being: 14 hitters, 10 runs, five hits, three Mets errors, two three-run homers, and one historically fun inning for the Phillies.

Let’s relive the magic in all of its glory. J.T. Realmuto opened the scoring with a two-run double that was soon followed by this:

After Cesar Hernandez walked and Aaron Altherr reached on Amed Rosario’s second error of the inning, Maikel Franco, the greatest eight-hole hitter in the history of modern baseball, ended Steven Matz after only 31 laughably ineffective pitches:

That’s good. Really good. Like, historically good, if you hate the Mets.

But wait. There’s more!

Andrew McCutchen would later double and Bryce Harper would walk–for the 600th time in his career–before both scored on Realmuto’s second double of the inning.

If only there were some type of photo that could perfectly capture the beauty of what had transpired. Wait. Good news. There is! 

Update: It’s 10-2 now in the third after a Michael Conforto homer. I’m officially concerned.

The Mets Cannot Stop Being the Mets: Team COO Has Identity Stolen

Jim Adair - September 9, 2015

Even when it seems like it’s their year, the Mets still have something very Mets happen to them. Besides their star pitcher calling it a season before kids get their first homework assignment of the school year, now a New Jersey man, of course, has been charged with stealing the identity of Mets COO (and son of the owner) Jeff Wilpon. According to Sports Illustrated:

Michael Conway, the president of a New Jersey office supply company, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly defrauding an investor of $3.5 million. He is accused of forging fraudulent agreements with 58 companies, which led the investor to purchase $3.1 million in office equipment. Conway is said to have pocketed much of the money.

Conway is alleged to have presented the investor with a letter from the Mets containing Wilpon’s forged signature. Based on the forged letter, the investor sent $500,000 to Conway and a second investor sent an additional $313,000, the FBI said.

The Mets: Even when you have a young exciting core and you’re likely to walk away with the division, some dude in New Jersey is still using your name to rip people off selling office equipment.

Jeff Francoeur and Larry Bowa Throw a Hissy Fit Over a Quick Pitch

Jim Adair - August 26, 2015

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Every once in a while, it’s really great having Larry Bowa back. Like last night, when Darin Ruf got quick-pitched and Bowa threw a shit-fit.

The main complaint of Bowa (and Jeff Francoeur) wasn’t that Ruf got quick-pitched, it’s that his head was down. The ump called time as the pitch was being thrown because Ruf wasn’t set, and wasn’t even looking at the pitcher. That can be dangerous. If that ball comes inside, and Ruf doesn’t see it, that’s bad news. Or, to put it in the words of Frenchy:

“Let the fucking guy step in the box. That’s all I ask. … We saw [Jeurys] Familia quick-pitch, but the guy was ready. We played against [Joel] Peralta. LaTroy [Hawkins] did it to me earlier this year in Toronto. That’s my whole thing. Ruffy had one foot in the box. That’s chicken shit. That’s what it is. I never met the guy and I have no problem with him.”

Even Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud knew it was the wrong move. “I just know the guy’s head was down,” d’Arnaud said after the game. “I think the rule is you can’t throw it until at least they’re looking at him. So I was telling him to wait. He threw it. You never know what could happen in that situation when you’re looking down and something like that happens.”

When you re-watch the video (after the jump), Ruf actually was looking, and you can hear the umpire yelling “Jeff, sit down” as Frenchy hops out of the dugout. So, quick pitch? Sure. Dangerous? Maybe not. But it’s the Mets, so it doesn’t take much.

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Mets Try #ImAMetsFanBeacause Hashtag, Realize Their Fans are Depressed

Jim Adair - September 23, 2014

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The Mets, who the Phillies could still beat in the standings if they go on a run right now, thought they’d have a little fun on Twitter with longtime Mets fans by asking them to finish the sentence “I’m a Mets fan because …” and it didn’t go well.

In recent years — and then for what was basically an eternity before 2006 or so — Phillies fans were all too familiair with heartache and disappointment. But Mets fans have been down so long, and for so many reasons, that their suffering is nearly an art form. In the past, when the Phillies would be on a bad run, I’d tell myself “at least they’re not the Mets.” The Mets are likely going to finish this season with a better record than the Phillies, and I’m still saying the same thing to myself, because to be a Mets fan is to experience an emptiness that Bobby Bonilla’s bank account will never see again. So when the Mets asked their fans to explain why they were fans, there were a few “because my father was” or “beacuse it’s tradition” or what have you, but then there was a bunch of this:

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#ImaPhilliesFanBecause we didn’t even have to hijack the Mets’ hashtag, their own fans did it.

h/t Sports Illustrated

Sharknado 2 is the Most Exciting Thing at Citi Field Today

Jim Adair - July 30, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One — which premieres on Syfy tonight and stars Perez Hilton, Andy Dick, Mark McGrath, Tara Reid, and Judd Hirsch — is just going to be the worst. You’d be hard pressed to find something this terrible on TV tonight. But that’s only true because the Phillies and Mets are playing at Citi Field right now, this afternoon (currently 11-2 Mets). So yeah, it could be the worst thing in your living room tonight, but it’s still only going to be the second worst thing to happen involving Citi Field today.

Banner Week for New York Fans

Kyle Scott - October 23, 2013

Things… they’re not going so well for the Mets and their fans. Take, for example, 42-year-old Aryn Leroux, who looks like he’s masturbated his way into an acne problem.

From the NY Post:

Aryn Leroux, 42, was arrested on Wednesday on an outstanding warrant, issued after a joint investigation by the NYPD’s 110th Precinct detective squad, the Queens District Attorney’s office and West Haven Detective Sean Faughnan, according to NBC Connecticut.

Leroux was charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace. Police said Leroux posted $2,500 bail.

Using the handle @danXtanna — whose bio describes a “Mets-Cowboys-Celtics-Rangers-Uconn” fan and “Horror Movie Buff” – Leroux was known in Mets circles as a notorious Twitter troll. A review of his sad Twitter timeline shows that he desperately wanted the team to not bring back Terry Collins and promote Triple-A manager Wally Backman to the position.

Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins, an active Twitter user, posted on May 30: ”Tweeps, let’s block and report as spam and shut him up for awhile @danxtanna he want to do bodily harm on our team.”

Good. You should go to jail if you threaten to kill someone on Twitter. But let’s talk about Ayrn’s choice in sports teams– the Mets, Cowboys, Celtics, Rangers and UCONN? Holy shit, dude. What sort of inbreeding and years of solitary Warcraft playing leads you down that path? He literally chose the most despised team in every league… save for Rangers, because the Penguins win that beauty contest.

And Wally Backman? Wally Backman is going to solve all your problems?! Nonsense. That’s the NY equivalent of believing that Craig Berube is the answer to an 0-3 Flyers start. Silly talk.

A search for his Twitter account (@danXtanna) reveals that it’s been shutdown. But Twitter user (@theycallmedubs) was nice enough to screen grab some of the comments, which were posted in a message board somewhere:


Better call Saul.