Thanksgiving parade 1961: Casey Stengel on a Mets float!

Wow I have never seen this….awesome job 1961 Mets and Greg Prince. I had no idea about that.  Read Faith & Fear for more!

I wonder if NBC bothered to show the float or if they were to busy showing Broadway showtunes instead of floats and balloons.

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Here is the new Cyclones road cap

As soon to be seen on Mets Bro! Unless he posted it already. I saw this at 1:56 but saved it for 3.

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Your eleven 2014 Mets NOT Turkeys

For the past few years I have done a series of Mets Turkeys posts.  This year, I just wasn’t feeling it.  Sure I could probably work myself into a lather about quinoa or something, but I thought I would celebrate rather than be negative.  Here are 11 non-Turkeys.  I will point out in advance that my mom, Lee Mazzilli, Abraham Lincoln and Captain James T. Kirk are not on this list, so just because you aren’t on it doesn’t mean you ARE a turkey, but if you are on the list then you are definitely not.

 

1.  Juan Lagares

I’m pretty sure every Mets fan likes Juan Lagares.  A pure joy to watch if you like Actual Baseball, not the Bud Selig Era brand of the sport.  Not a turkey.

lagares

 

2.  Lucas Duda

We saw a nice flash out of Lucas whatever year it was that he mopped up for Ike in the second half, so it was nice to see the Mets finally notice this guy has power f you play him every day.  Not a turkey.

Duda

 

3.  Zack Wheeler

Winning ball games without worrying about his brand.  Got to spend a few minutes with him and really liked The Guy In Person which matters to me (since this blog is about me).  Not a turkey.

zack wheeler

 

4 and 5.  Howie Rose and Josh Lewin

Gotta love listening to these two whether it’s about the baseball part or any one of the numerous side conversations including mentioning the name of a traveling band of t-shirt enthusiasts.  A fantastic listen.  I don’t have a photo of these guys but the image below always cracks me up, but in no way is to suggest that Josh is Binks.  I hope these guys get 30 more years together even if Josh has to “carry” 80/90-something Howie a little their final season.  How old is Howie anyway?   Not turkeys.

 

 

I don't have a picture of Howie and Josh but I enjoy any excuse to use this image.

I don’t have a picture of Howie and Josh but I enjoy any excuse to use this image.

 

6.  Curtis Granderson

Catches a lot of grief, especially on my twitter feed, but showed up every day, didn’t make any excuses and seems like a cool guy. Not a turkey.

curtis granderson mets

 

7.  Dilson Herrera

It was fun to see him accelerate through the minors and the fans get so excited about him.  Hopefully his minor league stats project to the majors some day.  But not yet.  He is blocked by an All Star.  I need a picture of him.  Not a turkey.

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Random photo until I get a picture of Dilson

 

8.  Jim Halpert

The star of twitter this summer.  It seemed like every night in May and June the Mets would be winning and then Terry would do something and then this tweet would say it all.  Not a turkey.

Jim face

9.  Jacob deGrom

Man what a great story.  Looks cool.  Pitches great.  Hasn’t mentioned his brand once.  Hopefully the real deal for a long time.  Not a turkey.

deGrom

 

10.  Bartolo Colon

On behalf of all 40-something fat guys, who doesn’t love 40-something fat guys?  I apparently like this pitchers on this team.  Not a turkey.

colon

 

11.  All-Star Daniel Murphy

My boy.  All Star. Put that in your alt-road cap you haters.  Not a turkey.

Daniel Murphy 2014 All Star Game

 

Have a great Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone enjoys some nice Cajun-rubbed salmon with lobster tails and quinoa and has an opportunity to develop their brand.  Mets Police will be open for business with some nonsense we’ll post.

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Rolling Stone article lists the Wilpons as one of sports 15 Worst Owners

fred wilpon

Here is a link you may choose to read.

The Wilpons, New York Mets – The 15 Worst Owners in Sports | Rolling Stone.

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Not @mediagoon’s Mets caps #54: heather cap

They came out with these (for all teams).  I don’t get it.heather mets cap

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Matt Harvey News: Matt Harvey doesn’t think fence will hurt Mets pitchers (Matt Harvey)

Matt Harvey news everyone!

Matt Harvey news everyone!

Says here that Matt thinks the Mets’ pitchers will be fine with the new fences.

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Link: Time for the Hall of Fame to right a wrong by electing Gil Hodges – MLB – SI.com

You may enjoy this link Time for the Hall of Fame to right a wrong by electing Gil Hodges – MLB – SI.com.

Greg Prince and Art Shamsky with Gil Hodges Jr. at QBC14

Greg Prince and Art Shamsky with Gil Hodges Jr. at QBC14

Also, join us on January 10th for the Queens Baseball Convention for the annual presentation of the Gil Hodges Award.  The GHA committee emailed me within the hour about this year’s recipient and it’s a good one.

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