Where it hurts the Mets most is from a PR standpoint. There is not a general manager in baseball who woke up Tuesday with more pressure to make a major move than Omar Minaya. If that results in the Mets overpaying for Bay, in years and/or dollars -- if they give him a better deal than they were willing to give him 24 hours ago -- Monday will have proven costly in that sense. And if the Mets somehow fail to sign Bay, then they'll really be in a tough spot (Matt Holliday or bust? Scott Boras would love it).
Finally, my Yankee friend Mr. Sunshine said I misrepresented him yesterday when I accused him of actually not liking Fake New Yankee Stadium. He has demanded a retraction. Here's Sunshine:
The upper deck at New Fake Yankee is awful. Even my Yankee friend Mr. Sunshine has caved in on that point, and he won't cave in on anything. Misquoted. I actually enjoy the open air concourse, but when heading down into the Terrace, not up into the Grandstand. What I said was - Yankee Stadium should not be sharing a design with anyone. They should have done an exclusivity design clause.
But the real breaking news: not that Matsui is going to the Angels; Kate may have traded Alex for a player to be named later. We liked Kate. She was a real stabilizing force. That's not a good off-season move.
Well, I don't know about A-Rod's personal life, but he is a true Yankee now just like Johnny Damon, but I'm sure Mr. Sunshine will love the new Twins ballpark. Check out New Stadium Insider for more on the Yankee-like design in Minnesota.
I have bigger problems than razzing the defending champions...and we'll start to change the world in 10 minutes with a crazy idea I have. Come back at 9.
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New batting practice caps for 2010, Jason Bay t-shirts, McGwire shocks the world by announcing he took steroids, Beltrangate and more. Click the pic.
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Ticket office anecdotes
A collection of anecdotes related to Mets tickets, and my suggestion the Mets return 7 game packs and make Promenade Left the place to be. Click the pic.
1986 Tickertape Parade
Dan's photos from the 1986 tickertape parade. You know, 25 seasons ago when the Mets won?
My Mets man-date wish
Call me nutty, and I don't expect him to say yes or even know about this..but here's who I'd like to see a game with. Click the link and I'll tell you what we'll do.
Pix: trainer's room + clubhouse
Jimmy went on the season ticket holder's tour and took some photos including the Mets clubhouse and the infamous trainer's room. Click the pic.
The Mets Respond To Our Letter
Dan from Mets Police wrote the Mets a letter, Craig Marino the VP of Guest Experience called him back, and responded to many of our criticisms. A must read, click the pic.