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BigAsh
02-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Where art though o' banter of broken dreams?....Mac, let's go, I need my fix...:D

Dave128
02-10-2015, 01:00 PM
WooHoo! It's gonna be an Amazin' Season!

MedicCook
02-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Who will have the better season in NY?

The Poet
02-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Not the Knicks, that's for damn sure.

jonumberone
02-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Oh, I thought the Walking Dead thread was about the Mets. My bad. :D

kelmac07
02-10-2015, 06:21 PM
I see you all started without me. :D

BigAsh
02-11-2015, 08:06 AM
I see you all started without me. :D

yep...I got a midnight cal from Sandy Alderson...For the rights to start "Mets Banter 2015" I traded him "Wetshavers - what was your shave today?" and "VCM Banter I" along with the rights to
"The 28th banter with icehog3 thread" and a thread to be named later from the "Coffee & Tea Forum "...I think i took him to the "shed" on this one

:r:r:r

jonumberone
02-11-2015, 09:15 AM
yep...I got a midnight cal from Sandy Alderson...For the rights to start "Mets Banter 2015" I traded him "Wetshavers - what was your shave today?" and "VCM Banter I" along with the rights to
"The 28th banter with icehog3 thread" and a thread to be named later from the "Coffee & Tea Forum "...I think i took him to the "shed" on this one

:r:r:r

If any of those threads could play Shortstop, Sandy might've had something.
"Let's build our team around pitching, and have the worst double play tandem in the league." :rolleyes:
;s

BigAsh
03-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Just to keep Mets banter current, and without reeling off the birthdays of all Mets former players, front office staff, groundskeepers, etc....some levity...

Q: What song do New York Mets fans sing before the bottom of the ninth inning?


Wait for it....



A: Nobody knows. There's never any of them left.

:r:r

The Poet
04-02-2015, 04:38 PM
Don't know why anyone would need further proof that Met fans are nutz, but here's some anyway.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/mets-famous-bullpen-car-sells-for--90-000-on-ebay-033926229.html

kelmac07
04-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Don't know why anyone would need further proof that Met fans are nutz, but here's some anyway.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/mets-famous-bullpen-car-sells-for--90-000-on-ebay-033926229.html

I read something earlier on MLB.com that it solder for $ 112,000. Crazy!!

The Poet
04-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Yeah, for that the golfcart should come with a lifetime country club membership. :r

kelmac07
04-06-2015, 06:08 PM
How about them Mets!! :wo :wo

The Poet
04-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Mets sit above the Nats, in standings and alphabetically. :tu

But barely, both ways. :D

GreekGodX
04-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Love that the Mets beat Scherzer today :)

icehog3
04-07-2015, 01:40 AM
Who will have the better season in NY?

Not the Knicks, that's for damn sure.

The Rangers. ;)

Love that the Mets beat Scherzer today :)

But an ERA of 0.00. Defense let him down.

GreekGodX
04-07-2015, 09:52 AM
But an ERA of 0.00. Defense let him down.

But it is the Mets!! A win against Scherzer is like winning the Stanley Cup for them :D

jonumberone
04-07-2015, 09:56 AM
But it is the Mets!! A win against Scherzer is like winning the Stanley Cup for them :D

I agree.
The way the Mets play baseball they have a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup than the World Series! :D

icehog3
04-07-2015, 11:12 AM
But it is the Mets!! A win against Scherzer is like winning the Stanley Cup for them :D

I agree.
The way the Mets play baseball they have a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup than the World Series! :D

That is cold. And funny. :lr

kelmac07
04-07-2015, 07:09 PM
I agree.
The way the Mets play baseball they have a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup than the World Series! :D

And you actually think your Yankees are gonna compete this year? :r :r :r :r

The Poet
04-07-2015, 07:20 PM
And you actually think your Yankees are gonna compete this year? :r :r :r :r

I expect them to compete.

I don't expect them to be very successful in that pursuit, but that doesn't mean they won't compete. :D

JIMBETHYNAME
04-08-2015, 03:13 PM
Wait til next year!

Dave128
04-09-2015, 03:03 PM
Mets win!

The Poet
04-09-2015, 03:26 PM
If they are a game up on the Nats come August, it could be a good season.

Dave128
04-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Mets win their home opener against the Phillies 2-0! :tu

kelmac07
04-13-2015, 06:56 PM
:wo :wo

GreekGodX
04-14-2015, 09:39 PM
Mets beat he Phillies again tonight!! Harvey pitched another good game.

BigAsh
04-15-2015, 07:40 AM
:wo :wo

Wasn't that long ago when this was a meaningful series....Mac and I would bet a fiver on the winner...then he'd confirm my address! :r....Good times!

kelmac07
04-15-2015, 08:12 AM
Wasn't that long ago when this was a meaningful series....Mac and I would bet a fiver on the winner...then he'd confirm my address! :r....Good times!

How's it feel to have the tables turned? :D

BigAsh
04-15-2015, 10:20 AM
How's it feel to have the tables turned? :D

...:td:td...

The Poet
04-15-2015, 10:34 AM
How's it feel to have the tables turned? :D

How's it feel to have gone back to the glory days of the '80s . . . with pitchers popped for drugs? :D

Dave128
04-15-2015, 12:39 PM
I'm stoked! My wife pulled the trigger last night on Mets tickets for my birthday in July. It'll be my first time in the new stadium. Part of the "Hyundai Club" - includes all sorts of food and non-alcoholic drinks. Field level behind home plate. Section 117. Almost right behind the Mets dugout!


:wo :wo

The Poet
04-15-2015, 12:49 PM
Nice, Dave. Who they playing?

Dave128
04-15-2015, 01:20 PM
The D-Backs.

Dave128
04-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Mets get another win over the Phillies.
*SWEEP*

kelmac07
04-16-2015, 09:19 AM
Wish we could play the Phillies every day. :D

BigAsh
04-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Wish we could play the Phillies every day. :D

I'm gonna let you savor this my friend...you've suffered long enough...:gary

shilala
04-17-2015, 08:34 AM
Nice win by the Mets last night. They hit in the clutch and did a great job in the field.
Roberts gave you guys a gift, going 30 pitches and 2 walks deep with Dunn, who didn't have any movement on the ball right from the git.
I was impressed by your boys taking advantage. They showed excellent patience at the plate rather than getting excited and trying to jump on Dunn. They made him suffer.
That's how you win ball games. :tu

Dave128
04-17-2015, 09:09 AM
Five W's in a row!

:wo

kelmac07
04-17-2015, 03:44 PM
And the bullpen has been a pleasant surprise.

kelmac07
04-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Another win today...even though the bullpen tried like hell to give it away. Todays win was a costly one. Lost D'naurd and Blevins. Get this rookie, Paweksi (SP?) is getting the call earlier than anticipated. Hope this doesn't slow us down.

The Poet
04-19-2015, 08:24 PM
Yeah, saw you lost two to broken bones today. Sorry. Hate to see anybody injured.

shilala
04-20-2015, 08:52 AM
I saw D'naurd go down, I had no idea he was hurt. I did not see Blevins get hurt.
I can't see where you can go wrong with a polander on the mound. I like him already. :tu

Dave128
04-20-2015, 09:16 AM
I watched the entire game yesterday (I was being a lazy dick all day) and saw both Blevins and d'Arnaud get plugged. Here's the plan for replacements:


THE REPLACEMENTS

Alderson said catcher Kevin Plawecki, a prized prospect, and right-hander Hansel Robles will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help fill in. Blevins and d'Arnaud are headed to the disabled list, and it's unclear how long they'll be out. Both are scheduled to be examined by a specialist Monday.

kelmac07
04-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Nine in a row. :wo :wo

Dave128
04-22-2015, 08:43 AM
*happy dance* *happy dance*

kelmac07
04-23-2015, 07:01 AM
10 in a row!! Amazing catch by Lagares last night and Gee kept us in it to allow Duda to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th. 12-3 and I'm enjoying this while I can. Citifield has been good to us this year...9-0. :wo :wo

jonumberone
04-23-2015, 07:30 AM
Enjoy it, Mac.
The Mets should be ready to hit the skids come Friday! :banger

kelmac07
04-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Enjoy it, Mac.
The Mets should be ready to hit the skids come Friday! :banger

Not hearing it Dom. :D

Dave128
04-23-2015, 09:09 AM
Sure has been a fun start to the season.

Dave128
04-23-2015, 03:35 PM
The Mets sweep the Braves to win their 11th straight game!

Bring on the Yankees!

kelmac07
04-23-2015, 09:12 PM
11 in a row...LOVE IT!!! :wo :wo

kelmac07
04-24-2015, 09:29 PM
So, guess we're not gonna go 159-3. :r :r :r

deGrom looked like stir fried dogsh*t this evening. Nothing but fastballs against left handers in that little league field they call Yankee Stadium (314 down the left field line). What did he think was gonna happen?

On a positive note...didn't lose anything in the standings...Braves lost too. :D

The Poet
04-24-2015, 09:38 PM
It's the right field line, brother, and it apparently is only 314 in the bottom of the inning. I have come to that conclusion after years and years of hearing opponents whine about The Babe's Short Porch, and so assume it must grow to around 380 when the visitors are up. :r

But look at the bright side. Mets started another streak tonight. :D

kelmac07
04-24-2015, 09:49 PM
You're absolutely correct Thomas...meant to say right field line, not left. I'll take 13-4 any day of the week. With the injuries, I thought we'd be 4-13.

And hats off to Pineda..he threw a gem tonight.

The Poet
04-24-2015, 10:07 PM
Yeah, my guys have been getting some good pitching lately. And I'm with you on records too, now that the Bombers are getting a few hits also. Plus somehow "knock-knock" our old men aren't on the DL yet.

jonumberone
04-25-2015, 08:27 AM
The Mets should be ready to hit the skids come Friday! :banger

Where's the crystal ball smiley?

:tf:tf

:D

kelmac07
04-25-2015, 09:09 PM
And we turn the tables today with an 8-2 win. Harvey pitched a gem. And Collins should NEVER had him out there for the 9th...no matter what Harvey told him. Rubber game tomorrow. :D

The Poet
04-25-2015, 09:20 PM
CC spat spat the the bit bit.

Dave128
04-26-2015, 06:42 PM
Let's Go Mets!

kelmac07
04-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Mets are giving this one away tonight. :bh :bh

Oh yeah....Beltran SUCKS!!! :D

The Poet
04-26-2015, 09:23 PM
They haven't given it away yet. They still need to kick the ball around the infield 6 or 8 more times.

Yeah, Carlos sucks. But according to a story I just saw yesterday, he was the 4th best hitter the Mets ever had. :r

The Poet
04-26-2015, 10:04 PM
OK, it's over now. Guess 4 errors were enough. Oh, and just to show I wasn't making sh!t up, here's that Beltran story.

http://nypost.com/2015/04/25/carlos-beltran-making-case-for-nys-most-hated-player/

As for the start to this homestand:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=song+two+out+of+three+ain%27t+bad&vid=878840d9374ddcb7cab491ca2676eb4a&l=5%3A25&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.s 8OTWur9fzeK%252bDLZ13WURg%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Da Kz-iVmNtqY&tit=Two+Out+of+Three+Ain%26%2339%3Bt+Bad+by+MEAT+L OAF+w%2Flyrics&c=8&sigr=11bmj9p9o&sigt=11kmrmmah&sigi=121mdrs18&back=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch %3Fp%3Dsong%2Btwo%2Bout%2Bof%2Bthree%2Bain%2527t%2 Bbad%26ei%3DUTF-8%26hsimp%3Dyhs-001%26hspart%3Dmozilla%26fr%3Dyhs-mozilla-001&sigb=140edc29o&ct=p&age=1408873380&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&tt=b

Dave128
04-27-2015, 10:15 AM
:bh

kelmac07
05-01-2015, 06:43 AM
Have dropped three in a row. That's two straight games that deGrom has gotten LIT UP.

Dave128
05-01-2015, 08:38 AM
There's the Mets I know and love.....

jonumberone
05-15-2015, 06:32 AM
Enjoy it, Mac.
The Mets should be ready to hit the skids come Friday! :banger

The Mess....I mean Mets are 7-12 since that fateful Friday. :D
Put the razor down, Mac. :gary

kelmac07
05-15-2015, 09:11 PM
The Mess....I mean Mets are 7-12 since that fateful Friday. :D
Put the razor down, Mac. :gary

I know...and to take a 7-0 loss to the worst team in the league this evening. The downward slope begins. Won 11 in a row...now we've lost 5 in a row...guess we're shooting for 11 losses in a row as well.

kelmac07
05-21-2015, 06:29 AM
Mets fall out of first place...it was inevitable. I don't think we've had a starting pitcher record a win in over a week. The offense has been exposed. Hey Alderson..how about going out and getting some bats???? You can't consistently win ballgames only scoring 1.4 runs.

Dave128
05-21-2015, 09:12 AM
They've still exceeded my expectations for the season so far. It's early and there's a ton of baseball left. I'm not looking for a first place finish in the division, but a wildcard would be nice.

kelmac07
05-21-2015, 07:58 PM
degrom pitched a GEM this afternoon...and two HRs from Duda didn't hurt.

kelmac07
05-24-2015, 02:44 PM
Mets can't seem to get out of their own way this past week.

The Poet
05-24-2015, 02:51 PM
Yanks are totally getting in their own way, Mac. :r

kelmac07
05-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Phillies series couldn't have come at a better time. :D

kelmac07
05-30-2015, 09:27 PM
Mets lose two in a row to the Marlins...WTF????

Dave128
05-31-2015, 07:57 PM
Thank GOD the Mets won today.

kelmac07
05-31-2015, 08:03 PM
Thank GOD the Mets won today.

I second that Dave. :D

jonumberone
06-10-2015, 06:39 AM
I'm having a wonderful morning.
The Mets getting no-hit last night has nothing to do with it, I swear! :D
Thankfully, the Yanks took care of the Nats.
Mac gets to hold onto his precious .5 game lead, and first place, one day longer.

jonumberone
07-24-2015, 07:44 AM
Has it really come to this?
There is now a Go Fund Me page to get the Mets a bat.
http://www.gofundme.com/zxxtpg

The unwillingness of the front office to spend money baffles me.
They needed a bat when David Wright had his press conference with no answers. Now they need two.
How are they trying to fill those holes?
From an ESPN writers twitter:
A MLB exec on #Mets: "They want a middle of the order OF bat who isn't going to cost anything -- in terms of dollars or players.''
Good luck with that. #Mets

GreekGodX
07-24-2015, 12:04 PM
Has it really come to this?
There is now a Go Fund Me page to get the Mets a bat.
http://www.gofundme.com/zxxtpg

The unwillingness of the front office to spend money baffles me.
They needed a bat when David Wright had his press conference with no answers. Now they need two.
How are they trying to fill those holes?
From an ESPN writers twitter:
A MLB exec on #Mets: "They want a middle of the order OF bat who isn't going to cost anything -- in terms of dollars or players.''
Good luck with that. #Mets

The Mets are scared to win. They have prospects to trade away for a bat they desperately need without trading away any starting pitchers. GM needs to be reminded that you need to take a shot if you want to score.

The Poet
07-24-2015, 12:12 PM
It is sad that the loyal devoted Met fans feel they need to address the hitting problems of their team, which the owner seems to ignore. It is sadder that they believe a "mere" $3 million will procure a batter of sufficient impact to significantly address this issue. It is saddest of all that, as of the last time I checked, the project has raised pledges of only 750 bucks.

GreekGodX
07-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Mets acquire 36 yr old 3B Juan Uribe and OF Kelly Johnson from the Braves. That sounds promising :r Stuff like that makes it hard to root for the Mets.

kelmac07
07-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Mets acquire 36 yr old 3B Juan Uribe and OF Kelly Johnson from the Braves. That sounds promising :r Stuff like that makes it hard to root for the Mets.

Not a fan of this trade AT ALL!!!

kelmac07
07-24-2015, 08:42 PM
It is sad that the loyal devoted Met fans feel they need to address the hitting problems of their team, which the owner seems to ignore. It is sadder that they believe a "mere" $3 million will procure a batter of sufficient impact to significantly address this issue. It is saddest of all that, as of the last time I checked, the project has raised pledges of only 750 bucks.

Up to $1050 a few hours ago. With that kind of money, we should be able to sign a few Little Leaguers. :bh :bh

And agreed Thomas, what do they think $3 million is gonna buy????

The Poet
07-24-2015, 09:12 PM
Re the trade, I am always torn when it comes to swapping young arms for old bats. True, you might be selling the future away for the chance that the pieces you get today have enough gas left to get you over the hill. Yet though those 20+ pitchers, who may or may not develop into 20+ winners, could also throw their very last baseball with their very next pitch. Arms are fragile. Bats can be swung by old men with lame shanks.

jonumberone
07-25-2015, 06:16 AM
Not a fan of this trade AT ALL!!!

While not a sexy trade, I think it's a good one.
Granted, while neither player is going to put the team on it's back and carry them into the playoffs, both players are true Major Leaguers, and are upgrades over what the Mets currently have.
Mets still need a bat, and if that bat winds up in the infield, their bench just got a whole lot deeper. Plus, the upgrade didn't cost you anything talent wise.
A good day for the Mets, IMO.......Well, except for the 7-2 loss last night. :D

kelmac07
07-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Familia blew a masterful start by deGrom, but Uribe wins it in the 10th with a walk off.

The Poet
07-26-2015, 08:37 PM
So far Uribe and Johnson have paid off for their new team.

Dave128
07-27-2015, 12:18 PM
So far Uribe and Johnson have paid off for their new team.

:tu

BigAsh
07-31-2015, 12:29 PM
So there really is crying in baseball? http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/30/us/wilmer-flores-crying-mets-trade-rumor/

Poor Wilmer!

Dave128
07-31-2015, 01:58 PM
The media needs to leave Wilmer alone. He's been with the organization since he was 16. I'll bet he hasn't really seen his biological family much since then and considers the Mets is family. I was almost in tears myself when all of this was going on during the game.

GreekGodX
07-31-2015, 04:11 PM
I'm taking full credit for bringing Cespedes to the Mets. He wanted to join me in Queens for the rest of the season.

icehog3
07-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Or maybe he just wanted off a sinking ship..... :lr

kelmac07
08-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Or maybe he just wanted off a sinking ship..... :lr

To climb aboard another Tom? :r :r :r

Dave128
08-03-2015, 12:30 PM
I'm pretty pleased at how well the Mets are doing after the All Star break....so far.

kelmac07
08-03-2015, 07:07 PM
I'm pretty pleased at how well the Mets are doing after the All Star break....so far.

Likewise Dave. :tu :tu

BigAsh
08-28-2015, 12:26 PM
:salute::cl Let's go Mets!...playing some inspired baseball

Dave128
08-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Agreed, Keith.

kelmac07
08-28-2015, 03:07 PM
:salute::cl Let's go Mets!...playing some inspired baseball

Hoping we can keep it going. :D

kelmac07
09-26-2015, 07:25 PM
http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/Baseball/Mets2015NLEast_zpsoalhbofr.png

Congrats to my fellow NY Mets fans. :tu :tu :tu

The Poet
09-26-2015, 07:47 PM
Good for them, and you guys. Let's hope they can win you a round or two.

Dave128
09-30-2015, 10:39 AM
This excites me!

The Poet
10-17-2015, 10:15 PM
That's one.

BigAsh
10-22-2015, 09:10 AM
Somewhere, Keith Hernandez is smiling...with a powdery residue on his 'stache....congrats Mets fans...both of you must be happy this morning...

kelmac07
10-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Somewhere, Keith Hernandez is smiling...with a powdery residue on his 'stache....congrats Mets fans...both of you must be happy this morning...

:D

Dave128
11-02-2015, 02:29 PM
They had a great run this season.
No reason to be too upset about the loss.
There's always next season.

The Poet
11-02-2015, 02:55 PM
No doubt they exceeded the expectations of most fans, and they should be congratulated for what they did achieve.

kelmac07
11-02-2015, 03:51 PM
A wonderful season from the Mets.

jledou
11-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Smiling in KC today. It was a great run for both teams and the Mets have a great core returning next year. A little more consistent hitting to go with their pitching and they will be lights out next year.