13 thoughts on “Jan. 1.10: Happy New Year!!!!

  1. Happy new Year to you as well Delcos. Read your comment on other post about pen wearing down. With Manuel and his “need” to warm two, three four pitchers an inning, the bullpen wil wear out even if the starters give 200 innings. His need to show he’s in charge and throw guy after guy out on the mound when the team is down by 4-5-6 runs is more of a cause then the failure of Maine and Perez and Pelfrey to go deep enough times.

  2. Happy new year to all. May the year (and decade) have gotten off to a better start by signing Jason Bay (I’d have gone for pitching but what’s done is done and he is a good hitter). Just thinking how the last decade ended badly with John Olerud leaving (maybe he’d have gone home to Seattle in any case but the Mets only matched Seattle’s offer and they were so proud of it) and signing Rey Ordonez to a four year contract when A Fraud was going to be available in a year. And more important may we are see peace, health and prosperity.

  3. Thanks Harry.

    I remember when I was a kid in Brooklyn one of my friends that I used to play stickball with in the concrete yards behind our buildings mentioned Clemente as his hero. At the time I did not know who he was.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  4. Happy New Year everyone.

    Oregon finally relaxed and now the game should begin in earnest. They looked so tight early in the first.

  5. Happy New Year and all the best to you JD and all the readers. Keep up the good work. Health & happiness in 2010.

  6. I spent New Year’s afternoon watching the Third Winter Classic at Fenway Park, or as Dan Shaughnessey wrote this morning “A Grand Slam on Ice”. I live in a hockey town – where Brian Leetch grew up and am familiar with the game. I wanted to see just how they would adapt Fenway Park to an ice rink. Somehow it worked out just fine.

    Hockey was meant to be played outdoors as all the players commented and they were like kids let loose to have another game in the back yard or on the local pond. Hockey guys are rough on the rink, but very polite and charming off the ice and most were there with their families and were very cooperative with the press – yes, they were.

    Final Score Boston 2, Philly 1 in OT.

    I’m convinced the singing of ‘Sweet Caroline’ was helpful for the final score :)

    Happy New Year

    FYI – The Shaughnessy column

    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2010/01/02/a_grand_slam_on_ice/

  7. Annie. the winter classic was great…hockey has really grown on me, althought the season is 20 games too long

    i hope the rangers make a run but they are a 1 man show w/ gaborik

  8. Jim (9) I thought the whole production went well – even the Weather Channel’s Joe C, who was all over Fenway! Glad to see you back on the blog.

  9. haha yes annie having the weather man there was an interesting touch….excited to be back, taking a drive to florida with two friends to help a move in but will be back much more…. hows your confidence in the mets heading into the 2010 season

  10. Jim (12) I’ve made that drive to Florida several times – it gets pretty boring once you get past Virginia.

    My confidence with the Mets is fine except I can’t understand how they will function with effectively only one pitcher – Santana at least needs one more buddy – i.e.: “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain”.

    I also hope they sign Bengy Molina – all pitching staffs need a good, competent, reliable catcher. Any Molina is that person.

    Looking forward to watching a couple of the new guys – Francoeur and Bay, and hope that Wright, Reyes and Beltran will return to ‘normal’ this year.