Friday, October 14, 2005

Time To Plan Your Road Trips

The Mets have officially released their 2006 schedule.

The good news is that there's no ten game road trip in September that is going to kill them. If the Mets are to wilt in September, they're going to have to try reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hard to do so.

The bad news is that there's no sign of the Colorado Rockies at Shea for the last weekend of the season to help them out. Two 0-0 six ends on the road, with three against the Native American Racial Slurs in Atlanta, and three against the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium.

The road trips in the nine/ten game variety seem to be out of the way by the first weekend in July. The Mets have Philly, Milwaukee, and St. Louis from May 9th-18th...the Dodgers, Snakes and Phillies from June 5th-June 15th, and then Toronto, Boston, and Satan's Bronx Minions from June 23rd-July 2nd. After that, the road trips seem to last no more than a week.

The opener is a Monday afternoon game at home on April third against the Nationals. Kaz Matsui appreciation day, otherwise known as the home closer, will oddly enough take place on a Monday night, September 25th, again versus the Nationals.

The Yanks come to town May 19th, 20th, and 21st. The Orioles hit Shea on June 16th, 17th and 18th, but the Mets miss the Devil Rays. Considering the Rays might be better than the Orioles next season (Jim Duquette is interviewing for that O's job in a related story), that might not be a bad thing.

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Talk about progress coming to a screeching halt, Lastings Milledge is day to day in the Grand Canyon with a bruised heel.

Quick, call off the Manny trade!

22 comments:

Metstradamus said...

And in case my comment in an earlier article was not seen:

Fun is fun, but the comments are starting to get a wee bit too nasty for my taste. That's not what this website is about. I realize that I'm the one that started this whole thing with a fun little dig, but the situation was 100% resolved before the tone on this comment board (and others) turned unneccesarily nasty and personal towards other bloggers and commentors.

I'm not one for "ground rules" but I do ask that common sense and a shred of decency is used from now on here on the comment boards. There's no reason to personally attack anybody, no matter who they root for, on these boards. It's time to stop the insanity right now.

Thanks to all of you.

jabair said...

consider it done!!

erik love said...

Damn Met$tra, why don't you just say Jabari's name. it'll save us all more time....

Does this mean i can't insult Darth Marc anymore?

It's just some good ol fashion fun, old man.

Tell Erica, Jabari said Sorry and he loves her.... Ok, just tell her i love her....

Is there really a Kaz Matsui day or was that just a joke that flew over my head?

jabair said...

theyre comin to SF in late april.. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally get to see them before the season gets sour and while everyone is healthy!!!!

last couple of times theyve come out here in august and @ times they've looked like a triage unit!!! plus the giants usully struggle in april... maybe they can turn around their dismal record @ pacbell park..

AAHH!!! the dreams!!!!

jabair said...

i admit i got a little carried away.. i apologize to you guys.. not to erica or darth whatever...

i really dont expect to see darth whatever around here for some time... he will crawl back from under a rock if the mets struggle against the yankthese in interleague play in '06...

Kyle in Newport News said...

THE METS ARE FINALLY PLAYING THE RED SOX IN INTERLEAGUE PLAY!!!

This will be the first time since 1986, yes? A 20-year anniversary?

Or did NL East play the AL East sometime in the late '90s?

Metstradamus said...

Kyle,

The Mets did play the Red Sox at Shea during the first season of interleague play. The Red Sox won two of three from the Mets at Shea...Mark Clark hit a HR during the game the Mets won.

Metstradamus said...

E-love, good old fashioned fun is encouraged. I just don't want it to be more than that. And that's that.

Oh, and by the way, Kanye West sang "The New Workout Plan". See, I'm getting hipper by the minute.

(Now I just need to actually hear the song and not cheat and look his discography up on mtv.com!)

jabair said...

any mets fans here from the Left Coast??

jabair said...
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jabair said...

you guys gotta see this....

http://www.marines.co.jp/

its the chiba lotte marines, led by our very own Bobby V... Matt Franco and #50 benny Agbayani..

watch the video clip.. its got Bobby V yelling in japanese and taking bows while holding hands with a couple of mascots...

Bobby V was entertainment...

erik love said...

Dude, turn on MTV every once in a while....

He has that new "Gold Digger" song featuring Jamie Fox. Go hear on MTV.com or something.

I know how much you like Jamie Foxx. And hate Gold Diggers

Kyle in Newport News said...

But no matter what you see, don't get too excited: you can't buy a ticket to a game at the Rocafella Diamond.

Anonymous said...

Jabair...

I am on the left coast...formerly of the right coast and now live in Orange County...I was at Chavez Ravine when Pedro gave up two hits and lost 2-1.....

Mario

Hey Mestradamus...get my message or were you still looking at the Lets go Mets video from 1986...?

Anonymous said...

There is also an animated gif on the right side (scroll down a bit) of the Marines page of Bobby V eating some TOBU FUNABASHI, whatever that is. Looks funny though.

Metstradamus said...

Mario,

I got it. Thank you.

Damus

Darth Marc said...

I'm not going anywhere infidels...it takes a little more than you mooks to scare me off...20 years since your last championship....nuff said....

Kyle in Newport News said...

Metstra, I was over at Batgirl's Twins site and found her (old) photo story in which the straitlaced Twins players go out of their way to make Kris and Anna Benson feel at home in Minnesota:
http://www.bat-girl.com/archives/000370.php

If you haven't seen it already, give it a peek.

Metstradamus said...

Nice to see the representative of all that is Yankee still represents the values of a 5 year old that just had his lollipop taken away from him. Thanks, Darth-Rod.

Metstradamus said...

Kyle, that was a hoot.

finman said...

The Mets traveled to Boston in 2000 (Boston took 2 of 3) and hosted the Red Sox in 01. The Mets took 2 of 3.

I believe game 3 of the 2000 series is the "Carl Everett melt-down" game.

(I found the old schedules on baseball-almanac.com)
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=2001&t=NYN

finman said...

oops, the Mets also took 2 of 3 from the Sawx at Shea in 1999.