Tag: Wilmer Flores

MLB Wild Card Hunt: Manager Moves, Joe Girardi, Wally Backman, Mickey Callaway, Custer and Revere?

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CHELSEA, NYC – Working on the set of a popular major network cop show last night as a Special Effects guy making smoke and wetting down W27th Street, made keeping up with the MLB Wild Card hunt a tad difficult. And as a charter chugger of the Jonestown-like Kool-Aid us weak-willed Mets fans gulp at […]

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Easter Rising: Resurrected Stars, Scapegoats, Surgery. Rocky, Tommy, OJ.

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INDIANA, PA – You trivia buffs (Tall Matt, Mrs. Tall Matt, Replacement Matt) may note that this town is famous for two things: A) It’s where my wife is from B) It’s the home of Jimmy Stewart. The former has yours truly here for Easter, in the bosom of her very nice family. After two […]

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Baseball Mom’s Legacy: From Pavarotti and Domingo to Joltin’ Joe, The Splinter and David Wright

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NOTE: The outpouring of support, particularly from the Meet The Matts team, has had this hardened sports gumshoe reduced to a teary-eyed mess… more than once. Wilmer Flores, eat your heart out. GORTEENAVEELA, CO. GALWAY – Mom’s parents, Nanny and Poppy, were from tiny towns in Ireland. Her dad, Bernie McGuirk (not the Imus pal) […]

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Emergency Makeover Monday: Groundhog Day for Miserable Mets Madness. Yogi, Frazeir, Wilmer, Wright

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FLUSHING, NY – If Yogi Berra were alive and had seen the Bill Murray classic with Punxsutawney Phil, he’d likely have a new iteration of his classic deja vu line re the Mets, “It’s Groundhog Day all over again.” Matt Harvey, Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto, Mickey Callaway… The faces change but team from Flushing is […]

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Rain Man Ramblings: Alabama = Patriots, Bills Fire Coordinator, Baseball Contracts, Song of the Week

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I knew what I wanted to talk about all week but couldn’t find the time to sit down and write about it. Then I look up at the clock and Friday night is upon me. So now, once again, it was time to put my brilliance on paper and share it […]

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Trouble In Paradise? Mets Face Clubhouse Disintegration with Asdrúbal Cabrera

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – West Coast trips historically make or break the NY Mets… and the history hasn’t been good. Just ask Willie Randolph and now… Assdribble Asdrúbal Cabrera. Randolph infamously got fired on the Left Coast – where the Flushing Bay Flounders just lost a 4-game series to the Brooklyn Dodgers of Chavez Ravine […]

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Sports Rain Man Damns Yankees, Gives Rosy Mets Season Preview

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – If you regularly pinch-hit enough are you a pinch-hitter? That’s my tree-falling-with-nobody-around question. Mull that over while I dive into today’s piece. This site used to be a Mets fan site. It was what made Different Matt, well… Different! It is Meet The Matts – like Meet The Mets, right?! I say […]

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Woes, Not Wins For Mets? Wheeler, Walker and Wright Are Wrong.

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MARLBORO, NY – Hope springs eternal… but I’m already here to rain on the Mets parade before the season starts. There are some red flags as we speak and little has been done again by Mets management to address the infield and, of all things, the pitching. “W’ stands for wins in baseball but for […]

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As Shadow of David Wright Looms, Mets Better Off Waiting for Godot

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HAPPY NOTE: Regular Tuesday Titan, Big Ben Whitney is all jelly today as he and the Missus welcomed twin baby girls on Sunday night. Willow and Sienna have Daddy’s attention today, so Short Matt is pinch-hitting. Warm thoughts for the Whitneys, who join the Calhouns and Blabers in adding daughters to the MTM family. FLUSHING, […]

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Horrid Harvey Hurt, Hottest Sports Reporter, Done BMC, Garth Brooks to Yankees

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NEW YORK, NY – As we watched the Dark Knight get his can kicked by Bain Washington from section 123, all we kept thinking about was how lucky Mets fans are that the Carlos Gomez for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores trade didn’t go through. After the massacre was over, and the bloodied former Ace […]

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