My apologies for the tardiness and thinness of this morning's post. Bloggers are allowed to take All-Star breaks as well, particularly those who are left at home in their mother's basement. Anyway, I took the time to deal with the wonderful folks at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. I am so glad to be here typing.
Meet the Mets
Billy Wagner will most likely return this season, but does not foresee much of a role for himself.
Hot Foot blog compiles a great list of Met All-Star facts, including a reminder of the Bobby Bonilla era.
The Post is reporting that Citi Field will host the 2013 All Star Game.
Ted Berg points out that the Mets are not pulling the ball a lot.
A hit for David Wright, a perfect inning from Francisco Rodriguez, and the 13th straight loss for the National League. Heath Bell was the losing pitcher.
Around the NL East
Pedro Martinez passed his physical, signed with the Phillies, and has been placed on the 15-day DL. It begins.
Florida Marlin catcher John Baker might be featured in the new Moneyball film.
The Washington Nationals have been hard at work trying to sign Steven Strasburg.
Surprise, surprise, the Yankees and Red Sox are supposedly the most interested bidders for Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman.
Why the low profile for the Man prior to last night?
McClatchy papers has a great piece on a group of Iraqis who love the game of baseball.