I met Gordon Donovan earlier in the season during the first “Don’t Trade Reyes” rally on the Shea Bridge. Lots has happened since that night and Gordon has been nice enough to send over a variety of shots that he’s taken of me and a few of my signs throughout the season. I love this photo. The fans came out in droves and we had a great time cheering on the player we’ve all grown to love over the years. Now with the last week of baseball upon us we may be watching Jose’s last days as a Met. Fingers crossed he’ll be back.
Think what you want about my tactics or “negative” signs but one thing you can’t deny is that they have grabbed attention of the fan base, media, players and ownership. I spoke to a player off the record recently, and he said that he and some of his teammates “loved” the MRI sign earlier this season. They even went as far to point it out to Ray Ramirez (head athletic trainer) every time I stood up with it. “We got a crack out of that one!” Not sure if Gordan has a shot of that sign, but you can type: leading the league in MRIs in Google and plenty of links will pop up.
This one was more recent. I didn’t know anyone got a shot of it but Gordon must have broke out the long lens when I wasn’t looking. This was the night the Einhorn deal fell through. Clearly Cuban isn’t buying the Mets but it was a joke that most people got.
Thanks for everything Gordon! I recommend you guys check out his website. Great shots to keep your eyes busy. Seeya at Citi!
After losing both Reyes and Murphy to injury on Sunday and Johan having problems with his healing arm, making a sign about the DL seemed fitting. It’s become a trend for most of the Mets to be on the disabled list. Reyes, Wright, Santana, Davis, Murphy, Bay, Pagan, Young… the list goes on. The past three seasons have been plagued with injury and it’s almost been accepted since it’s so common.
Terry Collins was given the task of trying to make things work around here. With all the cards against him before game 1 of the season even approached, he’s done what he can with this group of guys to be a .500 ball club. That’s more than what everyone expected.
We all thought that there was a glimmer of hope if the Mets could have been in better shape before the Braves series. After losing 2 of 3 and dropping to 9 games out of the wild card the hopes for a playoff run are slim to none. It’s possible but don’t bet the bank on it.
Yesterday I posted a few status updates on Facebook and Tweets about the topic and our fans bounced ideas and thoughts back and forth about the injuries. I was originally thinking of a black cloud over the word FLUSHING. Anthony Campanella wrote about the MRIs and I thought that was hilarious. That was the start of the sign. Added 2009-2011 and some of the #’s of injured players underneath and I was off to the game.
The fans and employees at Citi were lovin’ it as was the media. I think SNY has been avoiding me lately but YAHOO, CBS, ESPN, DAILY NEWS and NY TIMES all ran the photo along with a story about the teams injuries.
The stands are starting to become bare and it’s only going to get worse once the summer comes to a close. This team has heart and it’s great to see them fight their way back for W’s. Last nights walk off for Duda was awesome and I am glad that I was there to see it. The Buffalo Soldiers are here to play and show what they got. Bay is starting to swing a hot bat again and I expect some interesting baseball for the next month and a half.
SEE YOU AT CITI!