Yay The Apple Is Coming!

Looks like The Mets have accepted the Mets Police compromise of bringing The Apple to Citi Field.

The Post reports that even though there will be a new apple, the old one will have a place at the new park.

See Mets, we can meet each other half way on things. Now how about wearing the black only on Sunday?

No Bob Sheppard At Finale

The Daily News reports Bob Sheppard has told a friend he won’t make the final game at Yankee Stadium.

That nails 2008 as the bizarro year. One too many in the old park. It would have been more poetic to wrap up with George and Torre and Shep and the playoffs.

Instead 2008 will always be more akin to a year in the place without the ghosts. 4th place, Hank, Girardi, Jim Hall – it’s all imitation Yankees down to the new retrofacade

I’m very sorry to hear Bob won’t make it and I wish him the best of health.

As for the taped Jeter intro – cool idea but it just doesn’t work in real life. Leave that on the south side of 161st with the ghosts.

Mike Mussina, Better Than Jim Palmer, Hall of Famer

Thanks to Suzyn Waldman for pointing this out!

Prior to today’s action, Mike Mussina was 267-152 with a 3.69 ERA and 2793 K’s (over 2800 as I type).

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer 268-152 with a 2.86 ERA and 2212 K’s.

Sterling said Palmer says Mussina was the best pitcher the Orioles ever had.

Moose should make the hall.  There won’t be many more 250+ game winners.

Metsradamus On The Rain

Glad to see Metsradamus take a shot at the Mets Mecurial rain-out decision making process.   I’ve written about this a bunch of times this year, and don’t always want to be the cranky guy.

Metsradamus talks about the rainouts.  Click the link.

Anybody travel all the way out there last night?

Sure glad they built three new stadiums in Metro NYC and nobody thought to have a retractable dome.

Best Record Since Jerry Took Over

Prior to last night’s action:
METS           48-27           .640
ANGELS      46-28           .622
TAMPA        46-28           .622
ASTROS       47-29           .618

Interim manager, not signed for next year.   Jerry you can buy lunch this winter.

(Thanks to CyclonesFan for working this out but being too lazy to post it himself).