Mr._met_chillin

CTRefJay

  • joined May 17, 2010
  • last login May 06, 2014
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A quick rundown:

BASEBALL: I'm a diehard Mets fan, and have been since '72. It could be worse - I'm a native of central Connecticut, and the vast majority of people here are Yankees or Red Sox fans. My father forbid us to root for the Yankees, since he was a Dodgers fan until they headed west. The Red Sox were tolerated, since they were the only team we could regularly watch on TV. I followed the Mets nearly exclusively on the radio in B.C (Before Cable) until I was 18 (God bless Lindsey, Bob and Ralph!). Claim to fame: I was at Shea in August of '73 and witnessed Willie Mays' final career home run.

HOCKEY: My first memory of hockey is the '71 finals. Probably due to my first sighting of the greatest uniform I had seen before or since, I became a Black Hawks fan at 7 years old. Then came the Hartford Whalers...living 15 miles from the Mall (and, incidentally, in the town where defenseman John Madden later lived while with the Devils), I morphed into a diehard fan of the Tail. Fast Forward: The franchise moves to Carolina (CAROLINA?!), and rips my heart out. Being a fan of the game and its history first and foremost, I returned to my original rooting interest. Outside of the Mets, the Blackhawks are my favorite franchise.

FOOTBALL: I'm the youngest of six, with three older brothers, all of whom were Cowboys fans. I grew up and out of that phase. I can't quite remember why, but I basically drifted toward the team I've rooted for since about '84...Seattle Seahawks. I know. WTF. One of my older brothers converted to the Saints, but two of them still worship the Evil Empire.

BASKETBALL: Meh.

As for the "Ref" tag - I've been a football official since 1988 on the high school, youth and semi-pro level. Linesman for 7 years, back judge for 10 and a full-time referee ("white hat") ever since, with three CT state high school championship games under my belt.

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  • MLB New York Mets
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NCAAF Connecticut Huskies
  • NCAAB Connecticut Huskies
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA New York Knicks
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AA Citifield Gathering With MookieTheCat & Other Assorted Humans

Hey, everybody, CTRefJay here. You probably know me mostly for my gamethread posts and mildly annoying countdowns, but I also manage to go outside once in a while. That's why I'm here to propose a...

The eerie, spine-tingling tale of the 2012 Mets.

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The eerie, spine-tingling tale of the 2012 Mets.

R.A. Dickey Caught on Mound with Wiffle Ball

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(From Sports Pickle) This would be funny, if it weren't utter blasphemy!

(Graphic from The Mets Police) I have always hated the black uniforms and caps. On Sunday, June 3,...

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(Graphic from The Mets Police) I have always hated the black uniforms and caps. On Sunday, June 3, the Mets wore their hideous alternates for the first and only time this season. Though they won that game 6-1 against the Cardinals, they have gone 1-6 since. Coincidence? I, for one, think not.

Jon Rauch is awesome. Dan Tanna is, obviously, a fan of Greg Pomes.

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Jon Rauch is awesome. Dan Tanna is, obviously, a fan of Greg Pomes.

AA Reunion at Citi {featuring Mookie the Cat}! I'm confident he won't mind this APB. I hope. "Hey...

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AA Reunion at Citi {featuring Mookie the Cat}! I'm confident he won't mind this APB. I hope. "Hey Jay. So I believe I'll be at the game on the 29th against the Phils if you want to grab a burger at Shake Shack or something. I'll let u know the details once they are confirmed....Hope you get a chance to make it out."

Andy Pettite signs deal with Yankees.

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Andy Pettite signs deal with Yankees.

All Hail Ra Dickey!

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All Hail Ra Dickey!

More evidence that Ralph Kiner was more awesome before breakfast than most of us are after an...

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More evidence that Ralph Kiner was more awesome before breakfast than most of us are after an entire day of being awesome.

Just wanted to give a proper send off to Angel. Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.

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Just wanted to give a proper send off to Angel. Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.

Truly Good News

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Keep Bryan and his family in your thoughts. This is only a small step on his road to recovery.

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Caption unnecessary.

Rangers will honor late Shannon Stone with ballpark statue

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Shannon Stone, the Rangers fan who died at the game in Arlington last month, will be honored with a statue. At the risk of seeming insensitive to his family, especially his six-year old son who witnessed the fall, am I the only one who thinks this is just a bit macabre?

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A Fence Post

After 2½ seasons at their swanky new digs, the Mets' performance at home has led many of us to voice opinions about the dimensions and configuration of Citi Field. What say you? Do you think...

Our own James K trolling the SNY studios after Tuesday's win over the Reds. Sorry for the low...

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Our own James K trolling the SNY studios after Tuesday's win over the Reds. Sorry for the low quality, but I wanted to capture the moment, and am too old to learn how to make screencaps.

Young D-Backs fan shows a lot of class

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This gives me hope for the future.

With a tip of the cap to BDMF, who posted the original Statue of LiberDickey. DAMN YOU ALL TO...

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With a tip of the cap to BDMF, who posted the original Statue of LiberDickey. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL! YOU BLEW IT UP!

Jose Reyes undergoes MRI at Mets' team physician's office.

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Jose Reyes undergoes MRI at Mets' team physician's office.

Mets Are Buyers in 2011 - Steven Hirsch of the Huffington Post

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Love the way he takes a shot at Jerry Manuel in the final paragraph.

Wright cleared to play. Divine intervention suspected.

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Wright cleared to play. Divine intervention suspected.

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