Seven or so fans show up to see Al Leiter put in Mets Hall of Fame

As I said this morning, they did not promote this well and nobody cares about Al Leiter.  Pics via @mediagoon.

Steve means well but he’s quickly taken this from not enough history to watering it down.  Some players are just “nice” – and Al is one of those.

The MetsPoliceBot imagines an inning of GKR

Some fun with the MetsPoliceBot

A half inning of Mets play by play with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, except Keith is distracted by the hot blonde in the third row.
Remember, this is not at all indicative of the SNY booth and just the musings of an artificial intelligence website.  In real life, Keith is a consummate professional and would never allow himself to be distracted by an attractive fan.

Gary Cohen:  We’re in the bottom of the second inning,  score tied a2-2. And Keith, it looks like we have quite a crowd here tonight.

Keith Hernandez: (distracted) Oh, yeah, Gary. The crowd is definitely fired up tonight. I mean, just look at that third row. Wow!

Gary Cohen: (laughs) Keith, focus on the game! We’ve got Pete Alonso stepping up to the plate. He’s been swinging a hot bat lately, so let’s see if he can continue his success here.

Keith Hernandez: (clears his throat) Right, right. Alonso’s been on fire, no doubt about it. Let’s see what he can do here.

[Alonso takes a pitch outside for a ball]

Gary Cohen: And that’s ball one. The pitcher’s trying to work around Alonso here, not giving him anything too hittable. Pete’s been showing great patience at the plate recently, and he’s really worked on his pitch recognition.

Keith Hernandez: (suddenly whispers) Gary, did you see the hot blonde in the third row? She’s absolutely stunning.

Gary Cohen: (laughs) Keith, stay focused! We’re live on air. Anyway, back to the game. Alonso looks locked in at the plate. Here comes the next pitch.

[Alonso fouls off a fastball]

Keith Hernandez: (still distracted) I tell you, Gary, this game is great and all, but that blonde is a real game-changer.

Gary Cohen: (laughs) Keith, I’ve never seen you this distracted before. Let’s try to get back to the game, shall we?

Keith Hernandez: (sighs) Yeah, yeah, you’re right. Focus on the game. Got it.

[The pitcher delivers the next pitch, and Alonso drives it deep to left field.]

Gary Cohen: And Alonso crushes one! This ball is deep, to the track…to the wall….

Keith Hernandez: (interrupts) Oh, my! Did you see that catch?

Gary Cohen: (continues the play-by-play) So, Alonso’s deep drive is caught for an out.  Now, Jeff McNeil is stepping up to the plate. He’s been swinging a hot bat lately.

Keith Hernandez: (snaps out of it) Right, right, McNeil has really found his groove at the plate recently. Let’s see if he can continue his success here.

Ron Darling: (laughs) Well, McNeil is at the plate now. He’s been making great contact and using the whole field. The opposing pitcher will have to be careful here.  It’ll be interesting to see if McNeil can find a pitch he can drive here. The pitcher has been working the outside corner, trying to keep him off balance.

[McNeil takes a fastball for a strike]

Ron Darling: McNeil will have to battle here, protect the plate, and look for a pitch he can handle.

Keith Hernandez: (whispering) Hey, guys, what do you think? Should I ask the blonde out after the game?

Gary Cohen: (whispering) Keith, not now! We’re on air, remember?

Ron Darling: (laughs) Well, Keith, you always keep things interesting, that’s for sure. But let’s focus on the game for now.

Gary Cohen: Right you are, Ron. McNeil needs to stay focused here.

[McNeil fouls off a breaking ball]

Gary Cohen: McNeil fights off a tough pitch, spoiling it to stay alive.

Ron Darling: That was a good battle by McNeil. He’s really making the pitcher work.

Keith Hernandez: (whispering) Hey, guys, I think the blonde just smiled at me!

Gary Cohen: Keith! We’re live on air! Focus on the game!


Mets holding suspiciously under promoted Hall of Fame ceremony today

I almost forgot about this.

I imagine it came up on the telecasts, but I have completely stopped watching and have zero interest in doing so – but I am on the internet all day every day and there has been next to nothing about this.

Anyway, it’s apparently Mets Hall of Fame day and today they will water it down with Al Leiter and Gary Cohen entering along side the deserving Howie Rose and Howard Johnson.

Congratulations to Howie and Hojo.  I’d tell you more about the event but the Mets seem to want to keep it a secret.  Maybe someone realizes the nomination committee blew this one.

As bad as the Wilpons were with honoring history, Steve has gone the other way and has overdone it…Al Leiter? What are we even doing.  Nobody has mentioned Al Leiter in Queens in 20 years except for when Al and Jessica Mendoza had mystery jobs in the organization a few years back.  Al Leiter???

The game is at 4 so the ceremony is probably at 3 or something.  Who knows.  If the Mets don’t care to promote it, why should I?


It is believed within the Blogosphere there are two mailing lists.  Some events get handled by a more Suity kind of Suit, who uses a mailing list that does not go to the bloggers.  They only use us to promote nonsense like the Mets teaming up with a beverage brand – and I have increasingly chosen to blow those off, although other blogs will publish anything the Mets send them.

Mets to celebrate Lou Gehrig Day tomorrow

Mets To Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 31, 2023 – The New York Mets will host Lou Gehrig Day at Citi Field on Friday, June 2 when the team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m. New York City native Sarah Langs, who shared her ALS diagnosis last year, will participate in a special pre-game ceremony. During the ceremony, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation will present Project ALS with a $10,000 grant for research in honor of Langs.

Langs, raised on the Upper East Side, grew up attending Mets games with her family at Shea Stadium. She began her career in baseball as an intern for, making stops at ESPN and SNY and currently works as a researcher and analyst for MLB. The 29-year-old was part of the first all-female MLB broadcast in 2021. At the 2023 Baseball Writers’ Association of America New York chapter dinner, Langs was the recipient of the Casey Stengel “You Could Look It Up” Award.

Project ALS identifies and funds the most promising scientific and medical research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for ALS. In 20 years since the organization began, Project ALS has raised over $90 million, directing between 80-93 percent of its funds annually to research programs.

“The Mets are rooting for Sarah in her courageous fight,” said Alex Cohen, Mets Owner and President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation. “We are proud to support Sarah and Project ALS.”

Lou Gehrig Day at Citi Field will help raise awareness for ALS and the research that continues to drive towards a cure. Gehrig, a Hall of Fame first baseman, was diagnosed with the neuromuscular illness in 1939. In 2021, Major League Baseball designated June 2 as Lou Gehrig Day as it is the anniversary of when Gehrig became the Yankees’ starting first baseman in 1925 and his death in 1941.

In addition, each broadcast booth across the league will hang an illuminated star named “A Langs Star,” courtesy of Project ALS. Fans will also be able to purchase A Langs Star for $50 at

“A Langs Star is more than a keepsake—it’s a shining symbol of our shared commitment to end ALS,” said Project Manager Sage Higgins of Project ALS. “Made of wood with a commemorative placard and LED lighting, display them on your roof, windows, or inside your home. Proceeds from sales benefit Project ALS, a leader in therapy-driven research.”