Monthly Archives: October 2014

Trivia Friday- Halloween Edition

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Which former Mets pitcher, who was born on Halloween, was known for the extensive amounts of time that it took for him to deliver the pitch to home plate?

COMMENT your answers!

I’ll post the answer on next week’s trivia friday!

#ThrowbackThursday- The Buckner Play

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28 years and 3 days ago, one of the most famous (or infamous) plays in baseball history happened. With the Mets down to the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in the World Series, they were on the brinkĀ of elimination, with 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Mookie Wilson stepped up to the plate. Ray Knight on first base. Kevin Mitchell on third. 10 pitches go by. Wilson has a full count.

Bill Buckner, the Red Sox star slugger, is playing first base.

The eleventh pitch comes in to Wilson. He swings. Easy ground ball to first base.

The ball goes through Bill Buckner’s legs, into right field! Ray Knight came in for the winning run!

The Mets had tied the series, and were headed to Game 7. The Amazins were still alive!

This play changed the fate of the Mets, and ultimately, they ended up winning their 2nd World Series of all time.

The “Bill Buckner Play” will never be forgotten by any baseball fans, but especially the fans of those lovable Mets!

What if Wednesday: Jose Reyes

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Many Mets fans wonder what the MLB would be like today if Jose Reyes had re-signed with the Mets after the 2011 season.

Well, here are some possibilities…

Trade Talk Tuesday: Yoenis Cespedes

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The Boston Red Sox have made it clear that Yoenis Cespedes, their high-profile trade deadline acquisition, will be on the trade block. They acquired him as the centerpiece of a deal that sent star pitcher, Jon Lester, to the Oakland A’s. Cespedes is an extremely fun player to watch, and has a good amount of star-power. Not to mention, his level of power is up there with some of the best home run hitters in the league.

Today In Baseball: R.I.P. Oscar Taveras

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Nicknamed Oscar “Ted Williams” Taveras for his incredible skill set and power.

Baseball America’s #3 Prospect in 2013 and 2014.

Hit a home run in his first MLB game.

Homered in Game 2 of 2014 NLCS, leading to Cardinals only victory of the series.

Heralded by many to be on his way to superstardom.