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Final record

I saw 35 36 regular season and one playoff baseball games this year, something that’s probably only of interest to me. I’d like to thank my friends Greg, Vinny, Kristi, Fred, Bart and everyone else that made it possible for me to see so much baseball this year.

Of the home teams I saw more than once, the Somerset Patriots are the only one that had a winning record in the games I attended. (I was surprised at how well the Mets did when I went back to check my scorecards – I remembered the losses better than the wins, I think.)

New York Mets (7-7)

  • Citi Field, seen from the last row of Section 527 on Opening Day 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
    Citi Field, seen from the last row of Section 527 on Opening Day 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

    March 31 at Citi Field: Washington Nationals 9, New York Mets 7

  • April 5 at Citi Field: New York Mets 6, Cincinnati Reds 3
  • April 19 at Citi Field: Atlanta Braves 7, New York Mets 5
  • May 13 at Yankee Stadium: New York Mets 12, New York Yankees 7
  • May 14 at Citi Field: New York Yankees 4, New York Mets 0
  • May 25 at Citi Field: Arizona Diamondbacks 2, New York Mets 1; New York Mets 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
  • June 13 at Citi Field: New York Mets 6, San Diego Padres 2
  • June 14 at Citi Field: San Diego Padres 5, New York Mets 0
  • July 11 at Citi Field: New York Mets 7, Miami Marlins 1
  • Aug. 10 at Citizens Bank Park: Philadelphia Phillies 7, New York Mets 6
  • Aug. 11 at Citizens Bank Park: New York Mets 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3
  • Sept. 15 at Citi Field: Miami Marlins 6, New York Mets 5
  • Sept. 28 at Citi Field: New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 3

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Some quick Mets thoughts

Johan Santana

It stinks that Johan Santana is hurt and will need surgery again. I’m sure that no one feels worse about it than he does. I hope it goes well and I wish him a speedy recovery.

But what’s up with all the folks second-guessing the trade that brought Santana to the Mets? None of the four players that the Mets gave up have really done anything in the majors yet, and I think only one of them is still in the Twins system. Meanwhile, Santana is 40-25 with a 2.85 ERA in his three years with the Mets. He has been our ace and he did everything he could to keep the Mets alive in the 2008 pennant race.

You could argue that it was too risky to give Santana a six-year contract, and I wouldn’t disagree. But it’s easy to say that in hindsight – who was criticizing the move back in 2008?

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Congratulations Brooklyn!

The Brooklyn Cyclones advanced to the NY-Penn League Championship Series with a 6-4 victory over Jamestown last night.

Catcher Blake Forsythe hit a two-run homer to dead center field, just the third home run in the ballpark’s history to clear the 412 mark on the center field fence.

Brooklyn will play the Tri-City Valley Cats in the finals beginning on Saturday. The Cyclones will play home games Sunday and Monday (if necessary.)

Go Brooklyn!