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Out With The Crowd: "Also, I've really had it with Jeff Francoeur"
May 11, 2013 – 11:28 AM | 5 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Also, I've really had it with Jeff Francoeur"

Bryan Mannon became a Royals fan in 1979, but the team's performance in recent years hasn't swayed him. In fact, he's still paying for the Extra Innings package so he can watch Jeff Francoeur in …

Out With The Crowd: "Happily surprised, obviously"
May 9, 2013 – 5:37 PM | 3 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Happily surprised, obviously"

Bill Simmons's Dad is not actually Bill Simmons's actual dad. He's my friend Mike, and he's a Red Sox fan…still, even after last year. Heh.

Out With The Crowd: "That one stung"
April 4, 2013 – 9:11 AM | 2 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "That one stung"

Mets fans know a fellow terrible team when we see it — and the Astros are shaping up to be a legendarily awful club in 2013. But not according to John Yarbrough, a lifetime fan …

Out With The Crowd: "Optimist in me says 85 wins"
March 30, 2013 – 9:14 AM | 5 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Optimist in me says 85 wins"

It's hard to get baseball pundits to agree on anything during spring training, but everyone's on the same page with at least one thing: the 2013 New York Mets will be a powerhouse.
Of suck.

Out With The Crowd: "I'm so glad this is his last season"
May 7, 2012 – 2:25 PM | 4 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "I'm so glad this is his last season"

Out With The Crowd ventured into the NL East late last week when I interviewed Lauren, the head rodeo clown at LoveMyBravos.com, about bullpen-management issues, stupid baby names, and J. Hey's new look.
Sarah D. Bunting: …

Trade-Baited Breath
July 13, 2011 – 1:19 PM | 8 Comments
Trade-Baited Breath

A few, hopefully quick, thoughts on the Mets and the trade deadline here…
As Bean aptly put it in a text last night about the K-Rod trade, "Alderson is ninja." I didn't have any opinions about …

Squared Up: Wilponzi
May 24, 2011 – 7:24 PM | 5 Comments
Squared Up: Wilponzi

It's not that Fred Wilpon aired out specific players on the Mets in his comments to The New Yorker that bothers me. Rather, it's all the things that the particulars of said airing-out say about …

The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 2: Whither Pelfrey?
January 17, 2011 – 11:00 AM | 6 Comments
The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 2: Whither Pelfrey?

The Squared Up Podcast returns at last! Our first 2011 broadcast features Jill Stempel, a.k.a. "Bean," who's responsible for my reversion to Mets fandom. We remain friends despite this. Heh.
Episode 2 is Mets-heavy, and topics …

Squared Up: Changing of the Guard
October 4, 2010 – 12:51 PM | 6 Comments
Squared Up: Changing of the Guard

"So long, suckers."
I've just heard on the radio that the Mets have officially let GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel go. This had to happen, but it won't change anything, because the problem is …

Manny 90210
August 1, 2008 – 12:30 PM | 36 Comments
Manny 90210

Should I offer congratulations to Red Sox fans, or condolences?
My instinct is to offer condolences to Dodger fans, to tell you the truth.From what I know about the '08 Dodgers, which is not a ton, …