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Monday, December 31, 2012

Mets Players Share Their New Year's Resolutions

"I resolve to make everyone forget Travis D'Arnaud, Josh Thole, and that other guy (you know, the one with the hair) whose name I have forgotten already." - JOHN BUCK

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Mets Fans: 12 Days Of Metsmas Music Video

Merry Christmas Mets fans! To help you celebrate the holidays, here's a Mets Christmas carol to sing in front of the yule log. I give you, The 12 Days of Metsmas.

A very special thanks to all the readers who sent in ideas on Twitter, Facebook and email.

Fun With Real Kevin Burkhardt Tweets: Christmas Edition

Today on Twitter, Kevin professed his love for Run DMC's holiday hit "Christmas In Hollis"...
But what you may not know is that for a brief period in the late 80's, Kevin Burkhardt was an actual member of the group. Here's the proof:

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 12

Day twelve of Metsmas brings us a gift inspired by Liz Merry via Facebook.

On the twelfth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

R.A. Dickey Rips Into Mets In Rejected First Draft Of Farewell Letter

In Sunday's edition of the New York Daily News, R.A. Dickey talks to the fans of the Mets for the last time in a bittersweet essay

It is exactly the kind of classy and heartfelt farewell that Mets fans would expect from R.A. Dickey. But The Apple has done some digging and we've discovered that the lovely tribute was the result of many iterations of his address. We've uncovered his first draft which he penned just hours after learning of his trade to Toronto. In this version you'll see it's understandably more bitter and a good bit less sweet. Here's the complete first draft:

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 11

Day eleven of Metsmas brings us a gift inspired by John Fisher via Facebook.

On the eleventh day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Friday, December 21, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 9

Day nine of Metsmas brings us a gift from Milo Krimstein via Facebook.

On the ninth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 8


Day eight of Metsmas brings us a gift from Michael Testa via Twitter.

On the eighth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fun With Video Games: Travis d'Arnaud Goes "Oppo-Taco" Off Of R.A. Dickey

Since everyone else seems to know how trades will work out as soon as they are made, I decided to let MLB 12 The Show for the Playstation 3 make up my mind for me as to how well the Mets did in the Dickey/d'Arnaud deal. As it turns out they didn't do to bad as the game says the rookie would take the crafty vet to the Pepsi Porch for what the kids are calling an "Oppo-Taco".  Wait, seriously? Is anyone besides Travis d'Arnaud using the term oppo-taco? Can somebody look into this? In the meantime, here's a short clip:

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 7


Day seven of Metsmas brings us a gift from Niel Vuolo via Facebook

On the seventh day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...
...Craig Swans that is.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Andy Martino Uncovers Collin Cowgill Sex Tape

Andy Martino is having a busy day. Just hours after exposing newly acquired Mets farmhand Noah Syndergaard as a massive homophobe, the Mets beat writer has uncovered a sex tape featuring the team's most recent acquisition, A's outfielder Collin Cowgill.

Lil' Murph's Diary: Murph Gets Married


Dear Diary,

Your friend Daniel is no longer a happy-go-lucky single ballplayer but rather a married one.  Tori and I tied the knot about a week ago. So now I'm adjusting to married life.

The wedding was a lot of fun and I had a few of my Mets teammates there for support. Ike was there and so were Ruben, Josh Thole, and of course, my longtime buddy David Wright.

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 6

Day six of Metsmas brings us a gift from Billy Kammerer via Facebook

On the sixth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Monday, December 17, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 5

Day five of Metsmas brings us a gift that is pending a contract extension.

On the fifth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mets Hope New Peanuts Special Will Help Fans Cope With Dickey Trade

In an attempt to help Mets fans cope with the impending trade of fan-favorite R.A. Dickey, the New York Mets are debuting a brand new Peanuts special Tuesday night on their SNY television network. 

The half hour special titled "Your Favorite Player Is Leaving The Mets Again, Charlie Brown" will feature the Peanuts gang trying to cheer up everyone's favorite parent-less bald kid as he deals with the departure of another one of his favorite ballplayers.  

Here is the official description from SNY:

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 4



Day four of Metsmas brings us a gift submitted by Ryan Jantz via facebook.

On the fourth day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 3


Day three of Metsmas brings us a gift submitted by Milo Krimstein via facebook.

On the third day of Metsmas, my ball club gave to me...

Friday, December 14, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol Day 2

Day two of Metsmas brings us a gift submitted by Joe Leszczak via facebook.

On the second day of Metsmas, my ballclub gave to me...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The 12 Days Of Metsmas: A Crowdsourced Mets Christmas Carol

Christmas is almost here and that means it's time for Christmas Carols. This year I've decided to crowdsource a Mets Christmas carol. This is code for "too lazy to write it myself".  This year we're doing the 12 Days of Christmas, which is essentially the Christmas equivalent of "the wave". Sure it's tedious and repetitive but it just wouldn't be Christmas without it.

I'll get the ball rolling with the partridge in a pear tree (David Wright through 2020) and then you guys comment, email or tweet me your suggestions for the next days item (i.e. Ten Lords a leaping and such). Each day I'll animate my favorite suggestion and add it the list.

So here we go...

On the first day of Metsmas, my ballclub gave to me...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Photo: R.A. Dickey At M&M's World

Cy Young Award winning pitcher R.A. Dickey displays his famous knuckleball during the unveiling of the new Holiday Village at M&M’S World in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.  (Diane Bondareff/Invision for M&M's World)
R.A. Dickey continued his world tour of awesomeness Tuesday by meeting fans at the unveiling of the new Holiday Village at M&M's World in NYC. Dickey wouldn't answer questions about his contract status but the red M&M did tell us that, "2 years, 26 million is a more than fair offer and the Mets would be stupid not to do it."

When asked about the comments at the Mets holiday party, COO Jeff Wilpon told The Apple that the "Mets are not in the habit of taking contract advice from candy coated chocolate snack foods."

Ever Wonder What's On A Major Leaguer's Wedding Registry?

While stumbling around the internet, it would seem I found the recently married Daniel Murphy's wedding registry.  If you're interested in what the Mets second baseman had on his wish list click here. Congratulations Murph, and for the record, I'm with 28 on that vacuum choice. Those things never lose suction.

Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is really their wedding registry but even if it isn't, it's fun to pretend. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

The 7 Line Gives Mets Fans More Value For Their Opening Day Buck

The Mets Opening Day ticket price increase has been well documented both here and elsewhere. However there are options. As a matter of fact, it would seem Mets fans looking to score Opening Day tickets right now have at least 3 options.

Option 1: Stay home
Who could blame you. With Opening Day prices shooting up this year I can't blame anyone who wants no part of it.   If you do want to go to the game though there are other options.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Meet R.A. Dickey At M&M's World Holiday Village Opening

The Mets Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey will be celebrating the opening the M&M's World Holiday Village in Times Square. The first 150 families or individuals can take a photo with the Mets ace. Here's the official invite: 

Mets Announce David Wright Signing, Unveil New Shirt & Tie Alternate Jerseys

David Wright took to the podium on Wednesday to formally announce his contract extension with the Mets, but there was another purpose for the press conference.  Standing at the podium in Nashville, David Wright unveiled the Mets new alternate uniform which consists of a blue jersey, blue hat with orange bill, and a dress shirt and tie.

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