Morosi: Inaugural Premier 12 has potential to be big hit in November | FOX Sports

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This interests me way way more that the silly WBC.  November is the way to go.  Heck, do it every year.

it’s conceptualized as a “best-vs.-best” competition — or something close to it — held on the off cycle between World Baseball Classics. Since the last WBC was in 2013, and the next one isn’t expected until 2017, the inaugural Premier 12 will take place in 2015 — as in, this November, with preliminary games in Taiwan and medal round in Japan.

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On putting all your Mets eggs in Matt Harvey’s basket

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Stay with me on this one before you pre-decide this is some sort of anti-Matt Harvey article.

Every morning one of the first things I do on the internet is search for “Matt Harvey.”  Why?

1.  Matt Harvey is fun.

2.  Matt Harvey brings site traffic

3.  The rest of the media gets their underwear all moist any time there is MATT HARVEY NEWS and I enjoy poking fun at that. (Wait until he throws off a mound.  VJ day coverage will look small in comparison).

 

This morning I was making the rounds and I see a lot of tweets about how Matt is gonna dominate, he’s going to win a Cy Young, people are doing artwork about him…

…and that makes me wonder how these people will react say the Mets go 80-82 and Matt is say 11-10.

Will they reboot and assume Matt is going to be 85 Gooden in 2016? Blame it on the injury?

Or is this a tenuous part of the fanbase that is holding on to one last hope that this franchise isn’t a complete mess. Would 11-10 and 80-82 make them throw up their hands and decide the Mets aren’t worth their attention.

I’ve been around these parts a long time and I strongly suggest it is the latter.

I remember, back in my vendor days, hearing some guy brag to his friend about how he had been a season ticket holder since 1987 but he wasn’t going to renew.  It was like 1992.  Yep.

If the Mets win, the fanbase won’t give a hoot about security issues at the stadium, obstructed views, the price of beer, malls, or even Wilpons.  Wining hides all sins.

However, 80-82 and Matt Harvey isn’t The Dark Knight (by the way we need to stop with that, it’s already really annoying) what happens to this segment of the fanbase?

Hopefully Matt goes 24-4 and wins the Cy Young and we’ll never know.

 

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This next part didn’t fit in with the flow above but it’s related.

All eyes on third base.  This guy can’t hand in 8 home runs again.  Matt Harvey is awesome and all but at best only plays every five days.  David needs to hand in 155 good games.  He got a free pass last year.  He’s too important to the entire plan to not hand in a solid season.  It will be an interesting plot-line to watch.Bored with Sports Talk Radio? Try Alternative Sports Talk via TuneIn


QBC Recap Show Episode 3: the Retired Numbers Panel

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Here’s episode 3 of the QBC Recap Show which you can hear on Alt Sports Talk or via Soundcloud below.  This week, it’s the retired numbers panel.

The schedule of Alt Sports Talk Radio is below and you can listen here.

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Evaluating Bud Selig’s Hall of Fame candidacy – MLB – SI.com

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Wow this is a must-read.  Nice to see someone in the MSM not rah-rah-ing how awesome the former commissioner was.  In my opinion, the owners may be richer but the game of baseball is worse.

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Mets Billboard guys reveal their anti-Wilpon and Katz design

MetsBillboard.com has gone live and is displaying this image.  This is the fan effort to encourage the Wilpons (and Katz) to move along.

I personally think they should have waited a week until the mainstream media wasn’t focused on Snowpocalypse, and you have no shot with the sports media all in Arizona talking to Joe Montana about vitamins or whatever the hell goes on at Radio Row.

A week from tomorrow when the NFL is done, the local NBA is irrelevant, there seems to be a ban on discussing hockey…plenty of time to get media attention.

Anyway, between that and my earlier advice about Powerpoint presentations, I’m sure the anti-Wilpon crowd loves me as much as the pro-Wilpon crowd loves me for posting this.

Wait until the word Castergine starts generating Google Alerts.  Things should be pretty interesting on 126th Street.

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