Matthew Callan

  • joined Sep 12, 2010
  • last login Aug 15, 2014
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It's all my fault, although I do blame others.

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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.

Mets 4, Phillies 3: Tovar's 2 RBIs rub out Phils

Rookie Wilfredo Tovar rapped a clutch two-run single against Cliff Lee in the seventh to give the Mets a lead they would never relinquish, thus completing a three-game sweep.


Open Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 9/22/13

The Mets go for a sweep in their finale in Philly against Cliff Lee

To the Finish: The worst Mets Septembers


2013 might give us one of the most depressing Septembers in Mets history. But is it the worst?

Recap: Mets score late on singles night

The Mets could only scatter singles against Matt Cain but rallied for four runs in the ninth to record a walkoff win.

Mets 5, Giants 4 — Amazins walkoff

The piddling Mets offense could do little harm to Matt Cain, but rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to pull off a walkoff win.

Open Game Thread: Mets vs. Giants, 9/18/13

Aaron Harang and a ragtag group of misfits take on Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants at CitiField.

Recap: Hello, we must be going

Zack Wheeler notched 6 Ks, but the Mets' "offense" threw up a lot of Z's, getting shutout by the Nationals for the second time in three games.

Nationals 3, Mets 0: Wheeler deals but bats snooze

Zack Wheeler pitched valiantly, but the Mets' bats sleepwalked through the night, shutout by the Nationals for the second time in this series.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 9/11/13

Zach Wheeler and the Mets attempt to get something going against Dan Haren and the Washington Nationals.

Yankees to WFAN, Mets SOL?

Newsday is reporting the Yankees are close to a deal that would move their radio broadcasts from WCBS to WFAN, pushing the Mets to the wayside.

Mets, Blue Jays to play two in Montreal in 2014

Sacré bleu! The Mets will close out the 2014 spring training schedule with two games against the Blue Jays in Montreal.

A Tale of Two Dice-K's


The Mets nearly landed Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2006. When they didn't, it set the stage for the horror that followed.

Vic Black the PTBNL in Buck/Byrd trade


Kent Rosenthal is reporting that the player to be named later in the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade with the Pirates is righthander Vic Black.

Recap: LA Sweeps Amazins with Low Blows, Longballs

The Mets squandered a 4-0 lead, as LaTroy Hawkins allowed a game-tying pinch hit homer to Andre Ethier in the ninth, and Adrian Gonzalez delivered the final blow in the 12th to complete an LA sweep.

Dodgers 5, Mets 4 — Mets Swept Out of La La Land

The Mets turn a salvaged win into a walkoff loss as LaTroy Hawkins gave up a game-tying pinch hit homer to Andre Ethier, and Adrian Gonzalez delivered a walkoff RBI in the 12th.

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