The Fan

The Mets have parted ways with WFAN radio, or rather they have parted ways with the Mets in favour of the Yankees.

It is definitely an end of an era, WFAN has always been my go-to station whenever i’m in the mood to listen to anything other than music. It’s gonna be strange not hearing the “Lets Go Mets F.A.N” jingle anymore as the Mets move to their yet to be announced new home on the airwaves.

I was genuinely gutted to hear that the two companies had parted ways, My first few months of a Mets fan was reliant on listening to the FAN when i was too poor to afford MLB.TV, and even with the subscription I’ve still found that on occasion i’d rather listen to Howie Rose call the game, and rather than see Citi Field, I can “hear” it. From almost every last cheer or boo. Don’t get me wrong, I more often than not watch Keith, Ron and Gary, but even still I will miss the Mets on WFAN.

I’ll be happier once we know who will now be airing Mets games, and then its just a case of finding an app that lets me listen on my phone during my long nightshifts!

Metsblog have a link to the audio montage by WFAN, you can check it out here. http://metsblog.com/metsblog/mets-end-of-season-montage-from-wfan-now-what/

On a side note I recommend Put it in the Book ┬áby Howie Rose, I’m currently reading it and it’s great.

Tommy John

Matt Harvey is having Tommy John surgery for his torn ulnar collateral ligament as reported by SNY.
This sucks, but was gonna happen at some time, I was just hoping we could get a season out of him before he went under the knife. 2014 is definitely gonna miss his spark but hopefully he will bounce back to his usual self by 2015.
Good Luck Harvey.

Let the trade rumours begin!

Now the Mets season has officially done the speculations of new additions to the team have begun be it trades or signings.
Most people know I’m a Daniel Murphy fan. Loved him from his first AB. I get that he could be decent trade bait, but I’d really like to see him on the team next year. I feel similar to Tim Lincecum, I know he has declined over the years but my nostalgic connection to him makes me want him as a met. Whoever is within the movers and shakers of next years roster all I’m hoping for is a winning season. We deserve it!

So there you have it….

So there it is, 2013 season is almost done and dusted. What a crazy summer. We have had highs, lows and general Meh-shug-shoulders moments that mets fans know well. From years of torment from that other team, (Ha! 4 game sweep) from relentless injuries, we have had some bright sparks and the future still looks promising. Here’s my personal highs and lows of 2013.

The Highs

Harvey Days

Obviously you have to start with Matt Harvey, He’s a talented pitcher, he’s an All Star, he’s dashing, He’s not afraid to strip from The Body Issue! With perhaps the most exciting player the Mets have had for a long time, of course we have injuries. Matt has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and has decided to try and rehab it rather than having Tommy John surgery. Every met fan is hanging on Harvey being healthy, he has been amazing to watch this season and we all hope he’s back, on track and ready to go in 2014.

The All-Star Game

I personally thought having the ASG at Citi Field was awesome, It was great to see the run up to the festivities, and the excitement of the actual game where i stayed up all night and watched (and drank….eugh i drank and drank) but it was fantastic, i felt proud to be a Mets fan.

The 4 game sweep

Haha a 4 game subway series sweep. I don’t really need to elaborate on how great this is.

Mike Piazza Mets HOF

I’m tying this as i get ready for MLB.TV to load hoping that i’d at least get to see some of his induction live (although not looking likely) Piazza is one of my favourite Mets and its great to see him being honoured this way. Cooperstown should have a place for Mike Piazza. I’ve been listening on WFAN (i’ll come to those later) and what a ceremony it was!

My trip to Citi Field

This year i bought my girlfriend along for my annual trip across the pond to Citi Field, we had our photos taken with Mr Met (always too scared to when i was going solo) I finally found Shea’s home plate (truth be told I never looked before because i was always too eager to get inside) Anyway it was nice to share my experience with her, and she’s slowly learning the rules too. I look forward to many more games with her around.

And now for……

The Lows

As always, injuries injuries injuries!

David Wright our Captain, out for awhile, this sucked so much and was weird going to games and not seeing him on the field. Matt Harvey injured towards the end of the season, We all hope he’s better by spring training. John Neise injured but fortunately when on the field he has been alright.

Roster

Can anyone even remember what the opening day roster was? Daniel Murphy can…And for a good while he was about the only opening day player that was on the field. There has been a few strange choices of both position and bullpen players used, TCs abilities have been question by fans and media alike but he’s been given an extension and i hope he manages to help get a winning record at least!

So i guess we have more Meh things to, like what we are all used too. Like a losing record, like no play offs, like ever expensive tickets price increases. We have bullpen implosions, enough extra innings to make a weekends worth of ball games. We have Dice Ks first few horrid starts! We have Ike!

What we don’t have is WFAN, the Mets flagship station. I was gutted when i heard this before i got MLB.TV i relied on the Fan and its how i learnt the game. BOOOO to Yankees on WFAN!

We have some positives too Dillon Gee was great, Hefner was awesome. Daniel Murphy proved his worth and took over the leadership role while the captain was away. All in all 2013 was an OK season, we have had way worse, we have had way better. As always…There’s always next season.

Lets Go Mets.

1 win 3 losses…

So I went to Citi Field with the better half last week, while I had fun and got to see the ballpark again, it still sucks to see so many losses. I saw Wheeler throw some heat against the Braves, and Neise looked good the day after, was a tough loss.
What sucked was Dice-K, saw him pitch against the tigers, he let up five before going 3 scoreless but by then the damage was done.
I also got to see Harvey again (I saw him pitch towards the end of last year too) although he didnt get the W he’s still great to watch. It’s awful that he’s hurt. I really hope he’s back to his all star self next season.
All in all it was a great trip, I’m positive that things will be better next year.
Gotta believe!
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Long time coming post.

I haven’t posted in forever. I turned into a lazy blogger.
Anyways as we all know the Mets are being the Mets, some good, some bad.
We all have to appreciate Harvey and how amazing he is. I love his persona, he’s really proving why we were all so excited about him. Zach Wheeler is doing as good as I expected. He’s a completely different pitcher to Harvey, and once he is fully developed he should be a shining part of the line up.

Where to begin with Ike Davis. I just don’t know. I can’t really work him out anymore. I hope he heats up but as the season goes along I just don’t know.

It’s a little over 3 weeks before I get to go to Citi Field. I’m excited to see these guys play. I’m hoping that by the time we get to see some games we will be around the 500. mark and reverse the post all star game tradition.
Lets Go Mets.