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A rock and a hard place

October 27, 2009

The Times has an article about the Mets Fan's Dilemma: who to root for in this year's World Series? [T]he misery of this uninspired season has been unexpectedly heightened by the indignity of watching their most despised division rival face off against their despised crosstown rival in the World Series For me, the question is […]

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Insult upon injury

August 24, 2009

The Mets just can't catch a break: On a day when Mets starter Oliver Perez allowed six runs in the first inning, the Mets were in a position to win in the ninth with one swing of the bat, only to be thwarted by one of the rarest plays in baseball. Eric Bruntlett pulled off […]

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Dynamically priced baseball tickets

May 18, 2009

Seven years ago, the Mets were among the first teams in MLB to adopt a tiered pricing system in which it costs more to see a game against a good opponent than a bad one. At the time, it was the most sophisticated such plan in baseball. Others included simple methods like charging more for […]

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Wolfram Alpha is live!

May 16, 2009

Wolfram Alpha is live, albeit a little unstable. A couple times I was told "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" and shown a live view of the W|A command center, a quiet room filled with monitors of colorful maps and charts and, yes, a dias in the back upon which Stephen Wolfram […]

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...the catcher, Mike Piazza

May 21, 2008

And now the coverage comes rolling in; the Times weighs in with their bit, the Journal has a somewhat sappy goodbye, and Newday finally has something worth linking to. Choice quotes: Hints at his HoF choice (NYT)? “I have to say that my time with the Mets wouldn’t have been the same without the greatest […]

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Now batting, #31...

May 20, 2008

Piazza is finally hanging up his jersey.  Now the only question is whether the one he wears into the hall of fame will say Mets on it...

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I am not Eli Manning

February 4, 2008

...despite my facebook status during the Giants amazing win over that other team. Wow. We stepped outside immediately after and joined thisentire city in celebrating.  Loudly.  I called Gideon to tell him you could hear people on every balcony shouting, and he replied that in Boston they were just jumping off. On top of everything, a […]

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