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Why you hate me?

Why you hate me?

 

Bartolo Colon (Who probably won’t be on the Mets come August) will be your Opening Day starter for 2015.  Guess what? I don’t give a crap and neither should you. Opening Day is meaningless and you need to stop raging about it.  Read a book, hug your wife/kids.  This is not worth it.

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Who Are The #WinterMets?

March 5, 2015 by

Wright Tavares
One night early in the hockey season, I saw a tweet that I got a kick out of. It was simple, and contained just a hashtag.

I said to myself – You know what? He’s right.
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The Padres haven’t won their division since 2006, but with a few high-profile additions for 2015, the outlook on this season is getting a whole lot brighter. 

The San Diego Padres have been in the National League since 1969, and since that time they’ve won the division a total of five – yes five – times. Not pathetic, but nothing to write home about either. This year, however, has the makings of a special one, and it seems that San Diego’s all-in mentality is going to leave the Padres in the hunt for October glory, or watching from the sidelines as the Dodgers and Giants – once again – show that baseball in California starts, and stops, with them.

Let’s take a look at a few of these big moves, and how they’ll impact the 2015 team.  Read the rest of this entry »

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There have been many athletes labeled as “once in a generation” or “game changing” throughout sports history. Names like Jordan, The Babe, and Gretzky have been synonymous with greatness. Wayne Gretzky was even nicknamed, “The Great One”.

I always wonder what it would have been like to see some of the greatest athletes of all time play in person. I’ve seen Jordan and Gretzky play, I’ve walked a bunch of holes following Tiger Woods at the British and US Opens, and I was even in the stands for Barry Bonds’ 650th homer. But there were so many other athletes that I wish I saw play in person.
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Heading into the 2014 season, I knew the Dallas Cowboys would be bad. They had just fielded the worst defense in NFL history, and lost key players to either injury or the salary cap. I tweeted a few times that they had a realistic shot at getting the #1 overall pick in the 2015 draft. When we did the TSB’s Training Camp Previews, I said that they would go 7-9. Sure buddy. What a homer.
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Iconic pose.

Iconic pose.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they will be adding something called the “Selig Experience” to Miller Park.  It will be a museum dedicated to recently retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  It sounds like the worst thing anyone could ever possibly imagine.  So before it opens and gets covered in eggs and graffiti lets take a virtual (Fake) look at what might be inside.

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Photo courtesy of mrporter.com

Photo courtesy of mrporter.com

When you talk about New York sports, that used to mean championships. As 2014 comes to an end, we will take a look into which teams in the New York Metro area are the closest to winning a championship. Since 2000, only the New York Giants (2007, 2011) and New York Yankees (2000, 2009) have won a title.

The nine metropolitan teams are ranked in reverse order, from the farthest away to the closest to winning a championship.

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What it feels like to be a New York Mets fan

What it feels like to be a New York Mets fan

The New York Mets and The Walking Dead are synonymous is so many ways. The jokes could go on and on for days, but that’s not what this post is about.

It’s no secret that The Walking Dead is TSB’s favorite TV show. Hook and I have done numerous recaps, “Dead Yourself” articles, and talked about it on TSB Radio. But now that the Mets season is over and some of us still have the team on our mind, I got thinking. Who are the Mets counterparts on The Walking Dead?
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As MLB teams begin to clinch division crowns and playoff births, the tradition of celebrations continue. Beer and champagne gets thrown around and slugged down minutes after the teams realize “we are going to the playoffs!” Even though teams have made a significant accomplishment, the fact still remains that many of them have or had meaningful games left to play.

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Giancarlo Stanton was struck in the face with a Mike Fiers 88 mph fastball about a week ago. The scene was gruesome as the potential National League MVP lay on the ground suffering in pain.  In baseball you never want to see someone thing like this happen. It is part of the game that is nearly uncontrollable.

After the incident not much news was reported about the progress of  Giancarlo Stanton. So Stanton took to Instagram to post his progress to this point. WARNING, the photo below is graphic and contains blood.

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