Posts Tagged ‘Mets’

Guy Who Had One Major League At-Bat in 1990 Still Calls Ex-Girlfriend to Gloat

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
One Hit Blunder. Only known pic of Liddell.

One Hit Blunder. Only known pic of Liddell.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On June 3, 1990 catcher Dave Liddell made his first and only appearance in the Major Leagues with the New York Mets. In his only at-bat, he singled then “retired” with a perfect 1.000 batting average.

There are others in baseball who’ve accomplished the same feat, but none have used the achievement to their advantage quite the way Liddell has.

Shunned by his girlfriend Molly Hoover in 1988, the career minor leaguer vowed he’d make the Majors someday, and she would rue the day she turned her back on a “future” Major Leaguer.  Immediately after game, he called her to tell her what he had done, and that big bucks were on the way, which she of course would miss out on.

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Robert De Niro’s Plan to Bring Third Baseball Team to New York Gets Raves at Press Conference

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Teamwork! That’s what Robert De Niro wants to see if he’s successful in bringing a third Major League franchise to New York.

NEW YORK  (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) As a boy, Robert De Niro didn’t know Mickey Mantle from Mickey Mouse. Though he had virtually no interest in the sport, he played a baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly, played a deranged baseball fan in The Fan, and even whacked a guy with bat while playing Al Capone in The Untouchables. So it’s safe to say, he’s picked up a little bit about the game – a little bit.

But now De Niro is leading a group which plans on clearing space in the TriBeCa neighborhood and building a 45,000 seat stadium, to add the New York metropolitan area’s third Major League franchise. (more…)


A TSD Classique: Bastard Son of Charles Manson Named Bench Coach of Mets A League Team

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Screwball. Jimmy Manson’s avant-garde baseball theories might have a ripple effect throughout the entire Mets system.


ST. LUCIE, FL (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Jimmy Manson, the 47 year old bastard son of killer Charles Manson was named Bench Coach of the New York Mets Single-A affiliate, St. Lucie Mets.

The younger Manson, who bears a striking resemblance to his infamous father, says he doesn’t remember much about his dad and was raised by his aunt and uncle. His mother, known simply as “Buzzie,” disappeared without a trace in June of 1969, though it is believed her voice can be heard singing backup on a series of folk-rock recordings by the Manson Family done at Spahn Ranch in the spring of 1968.

“I saw him play guitar once,” he said. “Of course that was a year before he decided to flip out and go on an acid fueled murder spree.” (more…)


Robert De Niro’s Plan to Bring Third Baseball Team to New York Gets Raves at Press Conference

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Teamwork! That’s what Robert De Niro wants to see if he’s successful in bringing a third Major League franchise to New York.

NEW YORK  (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) As a boy, Robert De Niro didn’t know Mickey Mantle from Mickey Mouse. Though he had virtually no interest in the sport, he played a baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly, played a deranged baseball fan in The Fan, and even whacked a guy with bat while playing Al Capone in The Untouchables. So it’s safe to say, he’s picked up a little bit about the game – a little bit.

But now De Niro is leading a group which plans on clearing space in the TriBeCa neighborhood and building a 45,000 seat stadium, to add the New York metropolitan area’s third Major League franchise. (more…)


Cardinals’ Carlos Beltran Working on Entire New Set of Batter’s Box Quirks

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

 

 

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ST. LOUIS (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service)  Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran is no different than almost every other Major Leaguer; he has his own set of batter’s box rituals between pitches. 

Most fans are very familiar with a batter’s distinct style of preparing to make contact with the pitcher’s offering; spitting, crotch adjustment, neck tilts, flexing, praying, elbow pumping – the list seems endless.  But now Beltran is raising the bar. 

“Well, the first thing I do is pleasure myself before each at bat,” the veteran outfielder said. “I generally think of Gwyneth Paltrow, or, if there’s a hot babe in the Founder’s Section, I’ll think of her as I rub up against my bat in the on-deck circle.

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Francona Kisses Heads of Players to Make It All Feel Better; Papelbon Rides Bike Back to Boston

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Stare Tactics. Jonathan Papelbon's glaring glance to home plate didn't intimidate the Orioles.

BALTIMORE (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Another epic collapse in baseball. The Phillies of 1964. The Mets of 2007. And now the Boston Red Sox of 2011. The team many predicted to win it all this season, had the Wild Card all but sewn up earlier this month, but a charging Tampa Bay Rays team had other ideas. Coupled with Boston’s freefall, the season culminated at 12:05 AM on Thursday, as Evan Longoria’s left field laser beam ended it all.

“I’d kick myself,” said Red Sox outfielder, Carl Crawford. “But I think I’d miss.” (more…)


Mets Commemorate 50th Season by Attempting to Match 1962’s 40-120 Record

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Baby Steps. This inaugural season yearbook is the mantra of sorts for the Mets of 2011.

FLUSHING, QUEENS, NY (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The New York Mets, a powerhouse in the National League just five seasons ago, have been reduced once again to a baseball punch line. With its ownership being victims of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme, overpriced contracts, a bevy of injuries, and an aging nucleus, the Mets at 5-11 on the young season and six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in last place, have decided to turn a negative into a positive – so to speak. The club will now commemorate their inaugural 1962 season and attempt to duplicate that team’s record.

“We finally just decided to say ‘what the fuck?’” said Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “We were kind of hoping to surprise people early and get out of the gate on a good note. Well, that didn’t exactly happen, so our promotions department suggested we have fun with the season and dial things back to 1962.”

Several fans have gotten on board with the idea. (more…)


Total Dick With Cell Phone Who Waves to Girlfriend From Ball Game Finally Gets Overdue Beat Down

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Cell-ebration in New York. Mets fans take down this dude.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Arnold Harris, who claims to have six years ago, started the trend of waving on camera to family and friends while on his cell phone has finally gotten what’s been coming to him – a vicious and full beat down from three drunken Mets fans. The Mets lost two games to the Colorado Rockies.

Harris, a lifelong Rockies fan, has been following his team around the country since Opening Day. Thursday  he was at Citi Field in New York and began his usual routine of sitting behind home plate, enjoying nachos, and waving to his girlfriend Darlene Yakabovich while the two were having a rather animated cell phone conversation. (more…)


Guy Who Had One Major League At-Bat in 1990 Still Calls Ex-Girlfriend to Gloat

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

One Hit Blunder. Only known pic of Liddell.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On June 3, 1990 catcher Dave Liddell made his first and only appearance in the Major Leagues with the New York Mets. In his only at-bat, he singled then “retired” with a perfect 1.000 batting average.

There are others in baseball who’ve accomplished the same feat, but none have used the achievement to their advantage quite the way Liddell has.

Shunned by his girlfriend Molly Hoover in 1988, the career minor leaguer vowed he’d make the Majors someday, and she would rue the day she turned her back on a “future” Major Leaguer.  Immediately after game, he called her to tell her what he had done, and that big bucks were on the way, which she of course would miss out on.  (more…)


Nineteen Mets Injured in Frenzy of Post-Game Finger Pointing

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010


Angry finger-pointing spills out onto field after Mets get hammered by the hapless Nationals.

WASHINGTON, DC (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) —No one knew precisely what triggered it, but suddenly the morgue-like locker room transformed into a furious martial arts flick, as fingers came flying from all directions. They came fast and they came hard and when it was all over, nineteen Mets — including two coaches and PR Director Jay Horowitz — were taken to a local hospital for an assortment of minor injuries. But amid all the ugly finger pointing, it was Mets fans who got the ultimate finger, as they were on the receiving end of another defeat in a dismal season, losing to the lowly Washington Nationals, 13-3, marking their sixth loss in eight games.

After the game, the players and coaches sullenly filed into the locker room, wearing expressions ranging from dazed to confused. Those able to summon the strength to speak to reporters, did so in a low, affectless monotone, wrapping their hurt in a thick gauze of cliché: It wasn’t in the cards…We just didn’t execute…it’s a humbling game…etc. (more…)

Guy Who Had One Major League At-Bat in 1990 Still Calls Ex-Girlfriend to Gloat

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

One Hit Blunder. Only known pic of Liddell.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On June 3, 1990 catcher Dave Liddell made his first and only appearance in the Major Leagues with the New York Mets. In his only at-bat, he singled then “retired” with a perfect 1.000 batting average.

There are others in baseball who’ve accomplished the same feat, but none have used the achievement to their advantage quite the way Liddell has. (more…)


Total Dick With Cell Phone Who Waves to Girlfriend From Ball Game Finally Gets Overdue Beat Down

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Cell-ebration in New York. Mets fans take down this dude.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Arnold Harris, who claims to have six years ago, started the trend of waving on camera to family and friends while on his cell phone has finally gotten what’s been coming to him – a vicious and full beat down from three drunken Mets fans. The Mets defeated Harris’ Padres 2-1 in eleven innings.

Harris, a lifelong San Diego Padres fan, has been following his team around the country since Opening Day on April 5th. Tuesday night he was at Citi Field in New York and began his usual routine of sitting behind home plate, enjoying nachos, and waving to his girlfriend Darlene Yakabovich while the two were having a rather animated cell phone conversation. (more…)