Pack Bringley

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Top 50 Mets #30, Jerry Grote: "F@#$ Willie Mays!"

The brilliant backstop caught every pitch of the Mets' first two postseason runs.

Local negro league stadium is a natonal landmark


Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, is getting its due.

An interview with Curtis Granderson

Grandy on his plate approach, Mets vs. Yankees, Juan Lagares, the Citi Field outfield, and Old Man Strength.

Mets Book Review: Hang A Crooked Number

Long-time Amazin' Avenue scribe Matthew Callan has written a saber-infused baseball thriller. It's right up your alley, and it's surprisingly moving.



Some guy insisted on holding my son.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #32 Craig Swan

In the dark ages between Seaver and Gooden, Craig Swan pitched 1200 league-average innings for the Mets and had two terrific years.

Explaining Steroids: Interview with a PED expert

Everyone has an opinion on the steroid scandal. But do we know what we're talking about?

Why isn't anyone actually talking about PEDs?

Everyone knows what to say about Braun's suspension. No one's having a real discussion.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #33 Lee Mazzilli


The speedy, snugly-uniformed slugger was a bright star in a dark sky, and enjoyed an improbable last act.

The DH is bad and must be stopped


The National League should not adopt the DH.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #34 John Franco


The last team captain before David Wright, John Franco saved 276 games in 14 stormy seasons with the club he'd loved since boyhood.

Even Tom Seaver wasn't perfect


The Mets do not have a perfect game. They have THE imperfect game, where a lone ninth-inning single played the part of Cindy Crawford's (or Carlos Beltran's) mole.


Mets North, Mets West, Mets Mets

Along with the Mets, I'll be watching two teams this year, though I'm unsure what attitude to bring to either of them. To the north, my two favorite players of the past decade will doff their hats...

The Top 50 Mets Of All Time: #35 Wayne Garrett


Few Mets in history have taken a walk like Wayne Garrett. If the Mets had only trusted him, they'd be a historically changed franchise.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #36 Bernard Gilkey


For a time, Bernard Gilkey was the model player, and put up one of the best offensive performances in Mets history.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #37 Todd Hundley


The home-grown fan favorite put it all together in two explosive seasons, but an ailing elbow and Mike Piazza did him in.

The Top 50 Mets Of All Time: #38 Bret Saberhagen


When an 18-year-old Bret Saberhagen reported to Royals camp, deeply tanned in flip-flops, a flowered shirt, and white-rimmed sunglasses, pitcher Mark Gubicza thought, ‘Who is this guy?’ Those kids from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" really do exist.

The Very Hungry Dickey


This Tuesday in Harlem, R.A. Dickey donated books, read to kids, and talked to me about Star Wars.

Top 50 Mets of All Time: #40 Jesse Orosco


Jesse Orosco appeared in more games than any pitcher in history. And in Mets history, several of the very best.


AAOP: Vast and Trunkless Legs

My name's Pack, and this is my 20-point plan for Mets success. 1. Extend Jason Bay through the 2009 season. 2. Acquire Nick Evans, unless we still have him. 3. Place Las Vegas 51s franchise on...

This Date in Mets History: November 1


George Stone broke Rusty Staub's hand in 1972. The next year, together they reached the World Series.

This Date in Mets History: October 31


No 20 wins, no problem. The Franchise proves himself #truesabr by collecting the hardware the hard way.

This Date in Mets History: October 30


Happy birthday, Marco Scutaro! As if the son of a gun needs a pick-me-up. Marco, of course, was MVP of last week's NLCS, connecting on 14 hits in 28 tries. Sunday, he batted home the winning run to...

This Date in Mets History: October 25th


On this date in 1986, surely the most memorable Mets game every played...

This Date in Mets History: October 24th


Benny Agbayani knocks the go-ahead hit in Game Three of the 2000 World Series. In 1994, the Mets part ways with a troubled Doc Gooden.

This Date in Mets History: October 23rd


The Mets have their ace on the mound but fail to bring a series lead back to New York.

This Date in Mets History: October 18


Reyes leads the Mets to within a game of the World Series.

This Date in Mets History: October 16


Robin Ventura clouts a long gone single.

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