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Mets at 50: The Agony and the Misery (and the Occasional MIracle)

This year, their 50th, promises more frustration and little hope. But as our Met history tells us, miracles occasionally do happen. That is what being a Met fan is about: expect the worst, which will probably happen, although in ways that are unexpected. And every once in awhile something spectacular, something miraculous will take place that makes it all worth it.

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Celebrate the 1986 Mets Championship

In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work".

Hope Springs Eternal Redux

But, hell, it's spring training, when hope springs eternal.

Scratchbomb: Things I Learned From Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning

This is for anyone else who feels that Ken Burns did an awful job documenting the modern era of baseball, both in "The Ninth Inning" and "The Tenth Inning". Props to Burns for the old-timey parts of the "Baseball" series though.

Mike Silva Chronicles: Part 1 - 5

Mike Silva Chronicles - Part 1: UZR "… I rightfully accused Mike Silva of farting his opinion on sabermetrics. He made his summary opinions without evidence, or in other words, bullsh!t. I called him out to ask questions and gather evidence, before having an opinion. He said he’d send me questions, and he did. Ten of them. " [sic] "… this will be the first thread in a series of ten."Mike Silva Chronicles - Part 2: WARMike Silva Chronicles - Part 3: WAR and finances Mike Silva Chronicles - Part 4: FIPMike Silva Chronicles - Part 5: Stat saturation via THE BOOK -- Playing The Percentages In Baseball

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