Matthew Callan

  • joined Sep 12, 2010
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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It's all my fault, although I do blame others.

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Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 0


Bartolo Colon scattered six harmless hits while Ruben Tejada drove in two runs and scored another as the Mets spoiled Atlanta's home opener.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 4/8/14

Bartolo Colon battles ol' friend Aaron Harang as the Mets open a series at the Little House of Horrors.

Recap: Duda goes double deep, Mejia misses bats


Jenrry Mejia notches eight Ks while Lucas Duda belts two bombs as the Mets—as Bob Murphy once said—win the damn thing.

Final Score: Mets 4, Reds 3


Jenrry Mejia throws six solid innings, Lucas Duda goes deep twice, and the bullpen doesn't totally blow it for the Mets' first win of 2014.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Reds, 4/4/14

Jenrry Mejia makes his first start of the season as the Mets welcome the Reds to Citi Field, still looking for their first win of 2014.

1999: Steve spends, Rickey runs, Piazza plummets

Join us on our first weekly look back on the 1999 Mets, wherein Steve Philips spends madly, Rickey Henderson runs wild, and everyone gets hurt.

Deja Vu All Over Again

The Mets' sloppy loss on Opening Day doesn't really matter. But the reason it doesn't matter matters very much.

Open Thread: Mets vs. Astros, 3/26/14


Dillon Gee tunes up for Opening Day as the Mets take on the Astros at 6:05 PM EDT on WOR 710.

National League Preview: The Best of the Rest


Who will compete for playoff spots out of the National League Central and West divisions in 2014?

NL East Preview: Washington Nationals

The Nationals hope 2013 was a speed bump on their road to championship. Was it?

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 3/20/14


Zack Wheeler and brand-new Brave Ervin Santana are the scheduled starters when the Mets take on Atlanta at 1:10pm on SNY, MLB Network, and MLB.TV.

NL East Preview: Miami Marlins


Once again, youth will be served by the Miami Marlins in 2014, but how well with youth serve them?

Open Thread: Mets vs. Marlins, 3/17/14


The Mets take on the Marlins at 1:05 EDT on WOR 710AM, sporting some, um, interesting St. Patrick's Day lids.

Mets Season Preview: Kirk Nieuwenhuis


Once a regular in the Mets outfield, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was squeezed out in 2013. Does he have any shot at contributing in 2014?

Mets Season Preview: Wilmer Flores


Wilmer Flores showed flashes when he was called up to the bigs in 2013. Where can he play in 2014?

When the Wilpons met the Dolans

Back in 1999, the Mets were almost bought by Cablevision. Would they be any worse off than they are today?

Mets Season Preview: John Lannan

John Lannan signed a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp. Could he contribute to the Mets in 2014?

The timeless Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner didn't just turn back the clock. He made it seem there was no clock at all.

Wilpon: "An end to payroll caps we never had"


With the refinancing of the Mets' $250 million loan, owner Fred Wilpon could announce "an end to the payroll restrictions we totally never had."

The Road to the Bronx goes through Flushing

What does Jay-Z meeting with the Mets about Robinson Cano tell us? Only that he's learned to get to the Yankees, sometimes you have to go through the Mets.

Fare thee well, house of horrors

On the Braves' hurried abandonment of Turner Field, a house of Met horrors, and a flashback to the surprisingly dry 1999 NLCS

The Curious Case of Baseball, The First 100 Years

What did people in the pre-digital age do during the long winter without baseball? Listen to baseball on records, of course.

The Case for Tim McCarver (30 Years Ago)


After the World Series, Tim McCarver will retire from broadcasting. Was he ever any good? Yes, believe it or not.

Let's Go to the Videotape: Jay Howell Gets Bounced


The Mets did not prevail against the Dodgers in 1988, but they did play host to the only incident of a pitcher getting ejected for doctoring a ball during a playoff game.

Callan: Setbacks and signs in the stands

Matt Harvey's injury gives you two options: Wallow in despair, or remember why you root for the Mets.

Bart Giamatti Said It Best, 2013 Edition

Our annual look back at this year's Mets, filtered through Bart Giamatti's "The Green Fields of the Mind"

From the upper deck to the depths with Mike Piazza

In honor of Mike Piazza Day, a story about how the catcher showed that Field Level was no place for the likes of me.

Recap: Blue collar blast, back to Black

Daniel Murphy's three-run homer proved the margin of difference, while Vic Black earned his first big league save in the Mets' 4-2 win in Cincinnati.

Mets 4, Reds 2: Murphy's blast springs Leake

The Mets' bats were quiet for most of the night, but a Daniel Murphy three-run homer in the second proved the difference in their win in Cincinnati.

Open Thread: Mets vs Reds, 9/24/13

Jon Niese takes the hill in the middle match of this three-game set in Cincy.

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