Sad news in the Mets-fan family today, as fan and author Dana Brand has passed away.
Above is a note from his wife on his Facebook page.
Our thoughts are with Brand’s family.
Update: Adam Rubin says the Mets have confirmed the sale.
The sale is to David Einhorn, an investor from Westchester County, NY. The sale does not include stake in SNY.
Never a dull moment in Mets-world, eh?
“Actually, Dykstra came to visit me on ‘Celebrity Rehab. I’ll tell you what, it was crazy. He thought that I had been hypnotized and (Dr. Drew) got me in there and was holding me hostage. He tried to come in with two guys to get me out of there.”
-Dwight Gooden on Lenny Dykstra
on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show
Here’s what Mets fans, bloggers and writers are saying about Fred Wilpon’s comments…
But forget the George Steinbrenner comparison ... when did Fred Wilpon become Rachel Phelps? It's like he wants attendance to fall so he can move to Cleveland ... or Brooklyn.
Whether you agree with that perspective is one thing, but hearing it from the primary source should at least provide better insight than the rampant speculation that pervades a story that will cloud Metsopotamia for quite a while to come.
Wilpon's going to be eviscerated for this whole business today, but we doubt there are many Mets fans who disagree with him, on any of this. Not that it'll matter.
Most everything he said, to me, in reading the context of which these comments were made, sounds more to me as one ‘frustrated’ Mets fans making candid comments about a club who — at the time– was in the midst of losing 11 of their last 13 games.
With the reputation of both his family and franchise flagging, Wilpon spoils what is otherwise a pretty positive profile by serving up a heaping platter of bloody red meat for the New York tabloids and baseball blogosphere.
More responses from fans on Twitter a little later.
What do you think? Leave you comments below.
Read this article. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
It’s a fascinating look at Fred Wilpon and the Madoff situation. Sandy Koufax even makes an appearance.
But Fred took the opportunity to opine on some of his players, which unless you’re George Steinbrenner, usually doesn’t work out.
Here are the juicy bits…
On David Wright: “A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”
On Jose Reyes: “He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money. He's had everything wrong with him. He won't get it.”
On Carlos Beltran: “He's 65 to 70 percent of what he was … We had one [person] in New York who paid him based on that one series.”
Because when you’re the owner of a team, it’s smart to take swipes at three of your top players, three of the fan’s favorites, three of the cornerstones of the team who have made sure the last few years weren’t worse than what they were.
Smooth move, Fred.
Go read the whole thing, please. Brilliant work by Jeffery Toobin.
Well 1,400 animal lovers have joined a group on Facebook called “Stop Abusing Coffee” – which aims to get the dog’s owner to stop the “dirtbag of an owner” that “has abused this dog non stop for years & uses the dog to make money.”
What do you think about the pooch?
One bat is called Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver and the other is Hrunting. Dickey, an avid reader, said that Orcrist came from “The Hobbit.” Hrunting — the H is silent, Dickey said — came from the epic poem “Beowulf”; it is the sword Beowulf uses to slay Grendel’s mother.
Because we needed just one more reason to love R.A. Dickey, he goes out and names his bats Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver and Hrunting.
I mean, come on, is this some sort of massive scheme – orchestrated by a genius PR firm - for Mets fans to fall in love with this man over and over again?
If so, it’s working.
If not, it’s still working.
From the Mets…
Righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was examined today by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and was found to have a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. Mejia underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Surgical treatment has been recommended, but Mejia is expected to seek a second opinion.
Err on the side of caution here, Mets.
Do everything possible to keep this man healthy.