So…you think you are going to show up at the Queens Baseball Convention and crush our trivia games and walk away with a bunch of prizes? Well, you had better practice…take the quiz after the jump!
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MetsBlog linked to this one yesterday but it’s a must-read, especially if you are of a certain age (which I think just I am.)
Here is what Pearlman wrote about the Foster acquisition, including a quote from then-Mets GM Frank Cashen:
In the winter of 1981-82, the New York Mets were Big Apple nobodies — a star-less, charisma-less franchise coming off of a miserable 41-62 strike-shortened season.
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Did Cashen think the former National League MVP was the missing piece that New York needed to turn itself into a winner? Hardly . . . “But signing George was a message to baseball and to our fans that we were in it to win,” Cashen said. “From here on out, we would do whatever it takes.”
This could be, verbatim, what most Mets fans have said about Granderson so far. A bad team who makes a signing of a charismatic former star in the hopes of putting butts in the seats and because they really “needed” to fill a spot on the roster.
via Granderson Signing Isn’t Jason Bay, Part 2, But It Ain’t Good Either | The Read Zone.
Had a great chat earlier with Dennis Has A Podcast about my book, the blog and the Queens Baseball Convention. I think you will enjoy it.
If you are curious about the Queens Baseball Convention but don’t feel like you know enough about it, here is 30+ minutes worth of conversation about it!
and of course check out Dennis Has A Podcast (and subscribe to his cool podcast) and follow @DHAP24 on Twitter.
And if you want tickets…
Darren from The 7 Line and I hung out with tweeters @kranepool and @lagranderusty on their Shouts From Shea podcast this evening. We talked about our individual relationships with some of the Mets’ staff, the Queens Baseball Convention (McFadden’s January 18th!) and some of The 7 Line’s outings for 2014. Good stuff, listen below….we’re on for the first half hour or so.
— Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM) December 8, 2013
Last week, at the N.F.L. convention in Phoenix, Al Davis, the Raiders’ managing general partner, said it was conceivable that the Raiders might seek a move to New York. Asked where the team could play if the Jets decided not to seek a move out of the city, the Brooklyn-born Mr. Davis replied: ”Yankee Stadium. [...]
There were a lot of books published for the Mets 50th Anniversary – I think I bought most of them.
Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York’s Most Agonizingly Amazin’ Team is essentially a book of lists. It’s fun, it’s light and definitely not deep.