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MookieTheCat

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AA for AA, is help on the way?

This post contains descriptions of addiction and Mets fandom. Due to this, it may trigger negative effects in people who have experienced addiction (past or present), or more generally Mets fans.

Today's Gamethread - March 13, 2004. New York Mets versus Someone

So we're playing someone today, and here's that nice place to talk about it.

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Ruben Tejada and Pre-Season Training

Yes, I am aware that this should be a Fanshot, but after seeing people repeatedly talk about Ruben Tejada being late to pre-season training, and in bad shape, and being the John Candy of shortstops...

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A Counterargument to Handegg

I am a rarely a commenter on Big Blue View, but a consistent reader, so I hope everyone welcomes this. I also have lived in southern Africa for the last three years, and this area, like much of the...

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Franz Kafka....Meet the Mets

Reading Matthew Callan's article about this September, I noted that he used the term Kafkaesque to describe the current September. As Franz Kafka would most certainly have been a Mets fan, I...

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Matt Harvey's 2013 Run Support: The Eyes Might Have It Wrong.

There has been a lot of talk recently about the lack of run support for Matt Harvey this season, based on observations by those among us that eagerly await his starts (in other words, nearly all of...

The Mystery of the John Franco Bobblehead

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Tonight at the game I, as well as the other well-short-of-first-25,000 fans in attendance, received what was purportedly a John Franco bobblehead. As we unpacked our respective bobbleheads we all seemed to come to the same conclusion: this is not John Franco, but another respectable former Met and current broadcaster. Did the Mets recycle Keith heads onto a Franco body? Was it aliens? You decide.

Help Out Mookie (Year 2)

Howdy folks. I'm back in New York for a few weeks from about May 15 - June 5. As many of you know, I live in a place where I cannot watch baseball, and attending a game remains a distant dream. So I ask a simple act of charity: would the AA community help me out to recommend some games to see in this stretch? Thanks to you all.

A History of Animated GIFs...

It turns out that it's the 25th Anniversary of the animated GIF. Notwithstanding what they do my gamethread experience, I thought it might be nice to have a thread memorializing some of our favorites from the past few seasons. So post em here, and enjoy.

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I leave for 3 days!

And I get a text in the mountains of central Africa from a friend from western Kentucky, and with MookieTheCat Sr. (visiting) learn about something I didn't believe. This may be old news where you...

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An Open Letter to the New York Mets Regarding Ralph Kiner on his 50th Anniversary with the Organization

The Mets should honor legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner during this 50th anniversary season.

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MookietheCat Returns to NYC...Briefly...And needs advice.

So I'm going to be in NYC for a couple of weeks at the end of May. As some know on here I left the states over a year ago to move to Africa. I'll be back in May for a friend's wedding (sadly he's a...

Deadspin: Eckstein’s Big Heart Is Still The Cards’ X-Factor

A gem. It took me a while to realize that it was satire. Or is it? In any event I thought this piece of writing was clutchy enough to share.

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A Thought From One Without Internet (Very Much)

So I've been following the season when I can, but with the intertubes available only once or twice a month it's been a real scattershot affair. I remember before the season a lot of folks were...

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Why I Love Amazin Avenue, and a Sayonara To All of You

Until tonight, I wanted to write a clever poem or something like that to get a lot of recs and thus show my appreciation for the community here. But thinking about it tonight I decided just to...

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Sammy Sosa: Another Thing to Think About

A few weeks ago I was watching a show on MLB TV about the top ejections of all time. One of the ejections was for Sammy Sosa when he used a corked bat that shattered when he hit a ball. I remember...

This is a little something my pop made a few years ago. It hung in my house until I moved out of...

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This is a little something my pop made a few years ago. It hung in my house until I moved out of state; now it hangs in my old bedroom at my folks house. The ghostly image in the .jpg is pop taking a picture of it. Hope it brings back some good memories. Embiggen

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AA Meetup Reminder

So the votes are in and it looks like the meetup will be this Saturday, January 22, in the afternoon and on to the evening. Location is The Ginger Man at 11 East 36th Street in Manhattan. I'm...

Fangraph's Five Worst Bunts of 2010 by WPA: Guess Who Is NOT On the List?

Probably because all of these occurred with runners on base in extras, thus showing that poor late-inning batting can foil even Jerry's well-laid plot to call the worst bunt of all time.

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Green Bay-Minions of Zuul Sunday Wild Card Open Thread

I kinda wanted a place to watch the Green Bay-Philly game, so here it is. If Ed or someone sets up an official one we can all move over.  And this FanPost needs to be at least 75 words long so I'm...

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Informal Meetup Poll Number 2: Date and Location.

So here's the second AA Informal January Meetup Poll. From responses to the last poll, I sense that there are two camps so far as time and date are concerned: those who would like the meetup on a...

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Informal Meetup Poll Number 1

I'm just trying to get a sense of how many people would be interested in coming to a meetup, and how many of those are under legal drinking age. Considerations of time and location will be based on...

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Informal AA Meetup near the end of the month?

So I'll be back in NYC the 3rd and 4th weeks of January, as well as early February, and after a back and forth on some thread last night thought I'd propose an informal AA meetup then. I suggest a...

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Some Observations on Hall of Fame Voting Over The Past 70 Years

With all the talk about who should make it into the Hall of Fame this year, I decided to test an impression that I've had for years: that it was perhaps easier in past eras to make it into the Hall...

We Have A New Ambiorix Burgos

And his last name is Simon. Coincidence?

A Shirt That Prevents Pitcher Injuries? Sandy Buy 12,000!

Quoted from the site (hat tip to SagehenMacGyver47 of Royals Review for the link): "Wearable technology has finally hit the big leagues. Three engineering students from Northeastern University have developed a "data-logging" compression shirt that helps baseball pitchers avoid torn ligaments. The high-tech sheath, which is fitted with motion sensors and a web of conductive threads, tracks its wearer’s pitching mechanics during a game in real time, then relays that data to a monitor in the dugout. By analyzing the information, coaches can spot inconsistencies that could result in injury, whether as a result of fatigue or poor technique."

The Jeff Francoeur Theme Song

I just posted this over on Amazin Avenue, and I apologize for making anyone madder than they already are, but I hope that this is taken in the right way: as an expression of sympathy from one who has had to deal with Frenchy to many who will. But listening to the radio today I heard She's a Killer by Queen. This song clearly was written about Jeff Francoeur, as it applies to him in so many ways. Lines that apply: "Well versed in etiquette, extraordinarily nice" "Dynamite with a laser beam." "Ooh, recommended at the price" "To avoid complications, She never kept the same address" "Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)" And then this verse, which applies in its entirety: "Drop of a hat she's as willing as Playful as a pussycat Then momentarily out of action Temporarily out of gas To absolutely drive you wild, wild.. She's all out to get you"

I Can't Believe No One Ever Adapted This For Frenchy

I know it's late for the making fun of Frenchy sweepstakes, but She's a Killer by Queen applies to him in so many ways. Lines that apply: "Well versed in etiquette, extraordinarily nice" "Dynamite with a laser beam." "Ooh, recommended at the price" "To avoid complications, She never kept the same address" "Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)" And then this verse, which applies in its entirety: "Drop of a hat she's as willing as Playful as a pussycat Then momentarily out of action Temporarily out of gas To absolutely drive you wild, wild.. She's all out to get you"

Now That We've All Had A Good Night's Sleep: An Article That Puts All Of This Into Perspective

Free-lance writer Tom Keenan gets it exactly right, via giantsfootballblog.com. Admit that that sucked, talk about how much it sucked and grieve, note that Panthers fans are sympathizing now, and then get rational and talk about the team's chances, the big picture, and how lucky we are to be Giants fans. The article is worth it for nothing more than this quote: "And we’ll have a shot at redemption again, because that is what sports is about. Failure. Redemption. Repeat."

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