While we’re on the subject of Mr. Horwitz, have you given him a follow on Twitter yet? You should. You really should. Here’s a sample tweet about one of his all-too-common minor mishaps:
Matt den Dekker robs a homer vs. the Nationals in Port St. Lucie, Fla. last night.
Watch the video at SNY.tv
This, my friends, is how you flash the leather.
It’s not easy being a Mets fan.
I’m going to slide #2 over into the positive column, but otherwise, as decent a list as any.
However, like the final item points out, we’ll always be there.
Spring Training more or less just started, and already we have my favorite Mets-related Twitter hashtag for at least the next month. This is what makes Mets fans so great. Hopefully the guy continues to show the awareness we’ve seen so far on the baseball field, if only so that can we have more #MoreCowgill.
Yesterday, Terry Collins told reporters that his third baseman David Wright need not wear a “C” on his jersey, citing Derek Jeter as an example as someone who just implicitly acts as his team’s leader without all the fanfare of having some extra stitching on his uniform.
This is his team. He’s the face of it. He’s the captain.
To me, that’s the beginning, middle, and end of the discussion. For the sake of not hitting submit right away, here’s a little more discussion anyhow.
Over the past 9 years, we’ve all watched as David Wright’s grown up on the baseball field. There were ups, there were downs, and there were those times when he’d get all up in Mike Pelfrey’s business (for example).
Outside of the 2011 season when David had injuries to contend with, he’s been the picture of consistency. He says all the right things after every single game, regardless of which of the W/L columns it was to be filed under. He’s always the first one to run out of the dugout while the PA announcer at Citi Field introduces the squad. Those are all things that a captain does. If you’re a fan of the Mets, and certainly if you’re a member of the Mets, you already knew all of this. But it bears repeating anyway: David Wright is the captain of the New York Mets.
Look, if all parties involved decide that, yes, let’s go ahead and slap that “C” on the guy’s chest, then so be it. I would not object, and honestly? I’d probably get a little thrill out of seeing it for the first time, myself. It’s been a while since John Franco was around, after all. As it is now though, it’s my opinion that they just save the trouble of stitching it onto his uniform. It’s far from a crucial thing to do.
Now, if we can get past calling him the “Mets’ Jeter” so that one day some other fanbase can call one of their key players “this team’s David Wright,” or better still, Mets fans call someone “this generation’s David Wright,” I’d really be happy.
Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter ever for the New York Mets as he blanked the visiting World Series champion St Louis Cardinals 8-0 at Citi Field on Friday with the help of a big break and a big assist from outfielder Mike Baxter.
The Venezuelan struck out World Series MVP David Freese on a change-up in the dirt to end the game with his eighth strikeout and unleash a huge celebration in the middle of the diamond.
Where Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and Dave Mlicki failed before, Johan Santana succeeded. Queens finally has a no-hitter to call their own.
9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 8 SO and 134 pitches on a surgically repaired arm.
The Mets are getting in on all this social media stuff. Check out their Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest pages.
In a pretty logical move (every other team in Major League Baseball is going this way, too), the Mets have gone and made their presence known on 3 of the hottest social networking sites going. This reblog is from the Mets’ Tumblr blog. Just below, their Pinterest page:
And last, but not least, their Google+ profile:
Click the links to check them out.
God Bless Buckner