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Braves fan catches HR ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan used his bucket of popcorn to catch a home run ball during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Mets.It happened in the top of the sixth as Mets batter Lucas Duda hit the two-run shot to right field. The fan didn't have a glove, so he used his bucket of popcorn to make the grab. The fan was able to protect his wife and kids and retain...
Via Holdout Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fan catches Lucas Duda’s home run in popcorn bucket

As long as popcorn buckets are being sold at ballparks, there’s no need to even bring a mitt to games anymore, apparently. When New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda crushed a 2-run home run into the right-field bleachers at Turner Field, one particular Braves fan put his popcorn bucket to good use. After munching on some popcorn, he quickly made the decision to use the bucket as a glove...
Via The Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ playoff drought up to 8 seasons

Friday, September 19, 2014. The last day of relevance of the New York Mets’ season. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers to officially eliminate the Mets from Wild Card contention. With the Nationals clinching the National League East earlier in the week, the Mets are playing the rest of the way for pride and the slim chance to achieve a .500 record. It would take...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Will Plawecki and d’Arnaud Play Out In 2015?

While discussing the Sterling Award winners on Monday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson was asked how the organization would handle the potential logjam at catcher in 2015 with the emergence of Kevin Plawecki, who the front office has loved since taking him with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and incumbent catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who has been coming on strong...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Curtis Granderson in decline?

The Mets made a four year, $60 million commitment to Curtis Granderson last winter. It was a signing that was agreed by most to be the right thing to do as the Mets were in desperate need for outfield help. With nine games left in the season, Granderson has posted the worst OPS of his major league career (outside of a nine game stretch in his first exposure to major league baseball...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Dillon Gee or Jonathon Niese be on the 2015 New York Mets?

The New York Mets have positioned themselves as a club ready to take a step toward playoff contention in 2015. Boasting tremendous hitting depth and emerging position players, some believe the team is not far off from being a legitimate threat . While skeptics may be quick to point out GM Sandy Alderson’s comments pertaining to contention in 2013, it’s important to realize the...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Wally Backman’s Addition Serve as a Distraction?

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports Las Vegas 51’s manager Wally Backman may be a permanent addition to the New York Mets coaching staff. The 55-year-old took reign of the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2010 and has risen through the team’s farm system, ultimately leading the 51’s to the playoffs in 2014. He remains a fan favorite as the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia bear the fruits...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

UPDATE (9/18/14 – 4:50pm) Mike Puma’s report also talked about the idea that a major league scout believes the Mets would be better off trading for a left fielder. That would mean finding an internal solution at shortstop. Here’s what that scout had to say about the situation: “If they went into the offseason and [Flores] is their shortstop and they don’t find anybody else...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Key Numbers Say Mets On The Cusp

Just when you begin to get the warm-and-fuzzies about the New York Mets, they lose a series to the Miami Marlins, a team they trailed by just a game starting the week. Granted, third place in nothing to raise a banner over, but it is better than fourth. Also, at the end of last week, they trailed Atlanta by 2.5 games with a chance at second … small steps for a team learning to...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubin: Tejada, Brown, Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

According to a report from Adam Rubin (ESPN), Sandy Alderson spoke about the future of the 40-man roster on Monday. His conclusion is that the GM cannot protect all of the players he’d like to because he needs to add several prospects to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Prospects that are not protected (on the 40-man) can be claimed by other teams in the Rule 5 draft. Those...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares exits after hurting elbow

New York Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares came out of Tuesday's win with what was described as a hyperextended right elbow on the team's official Twitter account:Lagares left tonight's game with a hyperextended right elbow. #Mets— New York Mets (@Mets) September 17, 2014According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Lagares hurt his elbow making a throw in the fourth inning to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Jacob deGrom makes history

It seems that even when the New York Mets are terrible, there is still one player who makes people want to continue watching. In 2011, it was Jose Reyes going on to win the National League batting title. In 2012, it was R.A. Dickey and his quest for 20 wins. In 2013, Matt Harvey burst onto the scene, earning a start in the All Star Game. In 2014, it has been Jacob deGrom. The rookie...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget the Draft- The New York Mets Should Win Now

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman today wrote how the New York Mets can salvage their season: By losing out. Sherman believes the Mets tanking is an “unappetizing thought”-but the reality is one of a loser’s mentality. Every team in the Mets’ situation should be thinking about tanking, as unappetizing as that thought is. There are two places you want to finish: as one of...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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