Jan 01

The Happiest of New Years ….

Greetings folks …. I hope you woke up this morning after an enjoyable night to a year full of promise. There are two ways to look at things, the glass half full or the glass half empty. Or, if you prefer a baseball analogy: The bullpen is going to hold this lead or the bullpen will blow it.

I’m betting on the pen this year.

Anyway, I wish nothing but the best to you and yours for the new year.

I’m thinking the movies might be the way to go today. I saw Nixon-Frost last week. Excellent. Thinking of Gran Torino with Clint today. Or Bond. It’s been out a month and I haven’t seen it yet.

College football? Hmmm. Not really. Maybe the Rose Bowl.  The title game (such that it is) and Ohio State-Texas are the games that interest me.

Sep 07

Wagner update: Setback

Billy Wagner said he needs to keep throwing to get the rust off, but “eventually you have to get thrown into the fire.’’

He was burned today, leaving with pain in his left elbow during a bullpen session. He’ll be re-examined tomorrow, but with the season fading away, this isn’t good news.

Even with Wagner coming back next year, should the Mets be thinking about adding a closer in the offseason?