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Postby Elster88 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:23 am

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How do I find the 2000 write-up?

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:42 am

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2000

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Postby Elster88 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:49 am

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This says it all about the Yankees for me:
I hated their fans more than I disliked any individual player or manager or owner.


I have only actively hated two Yankees in my lifetime: O'Neill and Clemens. I can't cry about Steinbrenner when the Mets have the third-highest payroll. But I hate the team because of the fans. (except silver, of course).

Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:55 am

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Excellent ALDS reading.

The leader of this notorious band of thugs, Angels, is this man: Joe. Joe is as lugubrious as he is discomfiting. He can't hurt you with a bat or a ball or even a glove. His method for murder is an endless series of whiny complaints. He will try to make you believe that only his notorious band of thugs is inconvenienced by rain, that only his notorious band of thugs has to travel from one end of the continent to the other, that only his notorious band of thugs finds the starting time to be a disadvantage. Your mission, Angels, will be to drown Joe out with very loud bats and very accurate strikes.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:16 am

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Greg Opines On The Stupidity Of Two Playoff Games Being Played Simultaneously

Great column, as always. Here are my thoughts about it -

1) I'm in total agreement that the games shouldn't go head to head, and that 4:00 games should be scheduled instead. I have a kid who loves baseball, and it would be nice for him to be able to watch some of the championship games to the end;

2) It's times like this when I love having picture-in-picture on my television. That option was worth every penny.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:36 am

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Greg - would you please pass these thoughts along to Jason about today's column

1. Nice column. An interesting way to look back at who joined the team this year.

2. I have two boys who would gladly teach him how to play MLB Showdown. In fact, the little guy (the one you met) routinely collects Showdown cards.

3. He should come over and join the Pool. The water's fine, and we talk about the Mets all year long!
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Postby Willets Point » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:44 am

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the two World Series rosters

Shouldn't there be four World Series rosters?
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Postby G-Fafif » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:26 am

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Willets Point wrote:the two World Series rosters

Shouldn't there be four World Series rosters?


I believe he meant the World Series rosters from the championship years though I seem to recall in the wake of 2000 seeing a special section devoted to those National League champions, but only the WS roster. He excluded Rey O for being on the DL and Derek Bell for going down in the LDS. He's a stickler for his own rules.

Greg - would you please pass these thoughts along to Jason about today's column

1. Nice column. An interesting way to look back at who joined the team this year.

2. I have two boys who would gladly teach him how to play MLB Showdown. In fact, the little guy (the one you met) routinely collects Showdown cards.

3. He should come over and join the Pool. The water's fine, and we talk about the Mets all year long!


SK, I'll pass along your appraisal, your offer and your invite.

Truth be told, I don't think I named The Holy Books. I merely equated viewing them with facing Mecca. Or Metta.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:49 am

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Greg - when in 2001 were you at Pac Bell and Oakland?

We were there late June/early July that year.
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Postby G-Fafif » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:09 pm

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ScarletKnight41 wrote:Greg - when in 2001 were you at Pac Bell and Oakland?

We were there late June/early July that year.


July 5 at the Coliseum (Angels beat the A's), July 6 at Pac Bell (Giants beat the Brewers). It was very hot for the first one, very cold for the second one.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:16 pm

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We just missed each other. We saw two games at Pac Bell in late June/early July, and two in Oakland in early July. We were at the July 3 fireworks night in Oakland, and flew home the next day.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:16 pm

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I see that Jason registered :)

Welcome Abordick!
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Postby Jace-FAFIF » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:44 am

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<img src=http://www.charlenelockwood.com/Images/debutpost.jpg align=right>Indeedy, here I am. Hello all!

Yep, the Holy Books only have separate rosters for the World Series teams that won. Though Topps did put out a great Subway Series set in 2000 that used the fonts/look of NYC subway signs. I sold the Yankees on eBay.

I was sure Greg came up with the Holy Books name, but I trust his memory, which is a pretty phenomenal instrument. I'm always a bit disappointed to realize he merely has a great memory and is not, in fact, omniscient and therefore can't tell me where the hell my keys are this time.

This is the last week of baseball before we plunge into the ice. It hasn't even snowed yet and I'm already desperate for spring.
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Postby Edgy MD » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:52 am

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Thanks for checking in, Jason.

Postby dgwphotography » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:34 am

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http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_ar ... 28853.html

Late December: Repeatedly write out likely 25-man roster after dog-and-cat trade nets middle reliever, utility infielder or fifth outfielder.

Early January: Sight of green field while channel-surfing leads to accidental viewing of 15 seconds of Horace Clarke Yankeeography. Shudder, take hot shower.

Mid-January: Actual free-agent signing/big trade coincides with freak warm spell and weather above 55 degrees. Mets all over back pages and WFAN, crocuses briefly appear. Run around for a day in shorts and Met gear. Euphoria quickly quashed by disappearance of Mets news, death of crocuses, horrendous blizzard.


ROFL - great stuff.
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Postby mlbaseballtalk » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:14 am

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G-Fafif wrote:
Truth be told, I don't think I named The Holy Books. I merely equated viewing them with facing Mecca. Or Metta.


No time to go through the blogs, and I think I know but can you tell me what The Holy Books that you are reffering to are?

Thanks
Steve

Postby MFS62 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:12 am

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Welcome, Jason.
Now that you are an official member, you must pay your rookie dues:

Up ya' go on that table in the middle of the room and sing your school fight song.
And we mean LOUD, for all to hear, y'hear?

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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:37 am

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Jason - I think it's a very good thing that you've joined the Pool. We'll be able to help you get through the dark months.
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Postby G-Fafif » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:53 pm

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mlbaseballtalk wrote:
G-Fafif wrote:
Truth be told, I don't think I named The Holy Books. I merely equated viewing them with facing Mecca. Or Metta.


No time to go through the blogs, and I think I know but can you tell me what The Holy Books that you are reffering to are?

Thanks
Steve


There's ALWAYS time to go through this blog. But as a public service, here's the entry you need:

http://mets2005.myblogsite.com/blog/_ar ... 13863.html
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Postby Jace-FAFIF » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:37 pm

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MFS62 wrote:Welcome, Jason.
Now that you are an official member, you must pay your rookie dues:

Up ya' go on that table in the middle of the room and sing your school fight song.
And we mean LOUD, for all to hear, y'hear?


Um, OK. Though I'm gonna get soundly mocked for it....

Bulldog! Bulldog! Bow wow wow, Eli Yale!
Bulldog! Bulldog! Bow wow wow, our team can never fail.
When the sons of Eli break through the line, that is the sign we hail...
(etc.)

Easiest fight song in the world. Dumbest song Cole Porter ever wrote.

In an effort to save my reputation (or convincingly ruin it further), I'll offer that Emily and I have taught our son "Meet the Mets" with the other verse, bridge, etc.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:58 pm

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You're not pretending to be an Eli, are you Jason?

That kind of thing has happened around here before....
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Postby Willets Point » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:27 pm

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Should I have referred to Ron Darling as an Eli instead of a Yalie in my song parody?
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Postby G-Fafif » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:49 pm

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ScarletKnight41 wrote:You're not pretending to be an Eli, are you Jason?

That kind of thing has happened around here before....


He's legit.

Although I have to admit that all this time I thought his last name was Hartdke.
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Postby ScarletKnight41 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:03 pm

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And you're SURE he's not an axe murderer?



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Postby old original jb » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:46 pm

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Jace:

Proper introductions.

BK, '87.

And you?

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