I come back to this???

On April 30th I left for a two-week excursion across the Atlantic. The day I left the Mets crushed the Phillies 9-1, extending their lead to 1.5 games in the NL East. I came back Monday, and after two more excruciating losses, the Mets now sit at 20-22, 6 games back of the first-place Phils. … Continue reading

Mets to Build Weather Control Tower for Citi Field

It was the bottom of the 9th Inning, with the Mets trailing by one, and Jason Bay at the plate. With a single swing he sent the ball high and deep into left field. But instead of going out, a strong breeze grabbed the ball and corralled it, keeping it within the confines of the … Continue reading

MLB Spring Training Cometh! : 33 Problems’ “Tools of Ignorance”

Thomas was great, you never changed the channel or left the room while he was at bat. Even in his last Oakland and Toronto days you knew he could punch one out at any time.

Baseball Notes from Around the Web: “The Tools of Ignorance”

[[Editor’s Note: Welcome back to Venuist’s new baseball notes column.  Sorry, we tried to get Gammons but NESN blew our bid out of the water when Jerry Remy threw in his personal “Wally: The Green Monster” beanie baby to close the deal.]] More odds than ends… Jason Bay began his long marriage of hitting warning … Continue reading

Manny Ramirez: “I thought Jason Bay was a, y’now, place” – AP

Jason Bay just agreed a $66M contract for four years with the New York Mets, a deal which will be announced formerly sometime next week. No one was more surprised to hear of this development than: Manny Ramirez. Sources within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization on Wednesday, December 30th report that Manny — as he … Continue reading

This Week in WTF???

    This report just in from the Venuist WTF??? Wire… [Red Sox GM Theo] Epstein said the Sox are likely to non-tender one player by Saturday’s deadline. The GM wouldn’t reveal a name, but it is most likely first baseman Casey Kotchman, who made nearly $3 million in 2009. . . . WTF??? In … Continue reading